Just as there exists in writing a literal truth and a poetic truth, there also exists in a human being a literal anatomy and a poetic anatomy. One, you can see; one, you cannot. One is made of bones and teeth and flesh; the other is made of energy and memory and faith. But they are both equally true.
—Elizabeth Gilbert, quoting her friend, Bob, in “Eat, Pray, Love,” p. 144
Avenstone is a residential property located not far from Kingston, just north of Camden East, owned and cared for by Jane and Peter Good. Read more ›
Free the Mind is a documentary film exploring the influence of aspects of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga on children (one child in particular is featured) and veterans. I watched it recently at the Screening Room in Kingston and see that it will be back for encore shows there next week on Wednesday and Sunday. Read more ›
For the month of July, I am donating 50 percent of net proceeds from the sales of all items in the IC Store to a self-employed friend who is under-going chemotherapy for several months as part of treatment for cancer. If you have been considering purchasing a resource from IC, now is a great month to do it!
Early summer greetings! I received information this week on a soon to be occurring research study that has room for more participants. The study is on the effectiveness of an online education program for parents who have children between the ages of 12 and 20 who have engaged in self-injury within the last year. It is being conducted by Cornell University and the 3-C Institute for Social Development in Cary, NC.
There are two things I’ve signed up for in the last two days: the webinar series I provided information about yesterday and Canada’s 30 x 30 Nature Challenge I’m writing about today.
There is a lot of support for the idea that spending time in nature can be beneficial for one’s emotional health and overall health. An enjoyable and inspiring read on the subject is the book, The Nature Principle, by Richard Louv. Read more ›
I received an announcement today about what looks to be an interesting, as well as very reasonably priced upcoming webinar series hosted by Division 44 of the American Psychological Association, The Society for the Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues. The presentations include Read more ›
Here’s another line-up that arrived in my inbox this week and looks interesting. It’s a series of talks on the topic of mindfulness — and they are free to listen to when you want to simply tune in to them at the time they are being broadcast (and don’t want copies of the recordings etc). The line-up below is from their website. Read more ›
This event arrived in my inbox and looks interesting. It’s a FREE 7-week series of one-hour video discussions. Here’s the line-up they have listed on their website (which is also where you can register for the program): Read more ›
Summer is a natural time for slowing down one’s pace, for relaxation, for reflection, and for personal and professional renewal. This July, I will be offering series one of IC’s burgeoning program, Enhancing Wellness Through Mindfulness & Self-Compassion. To accommodate interest in the course, Read more ›
The gardens at the IC headquarters are looking beautiful right now as I write to you on a sunny May morning. I am excited to announce the above upcoming program I will be offering beginning later this month in which you will have the opportunity to spend some time in the gardens here if you’d like, as well as being inside. Read more ›