‘Perfectly Normal’: Autism Through a Lens

At about the halfway point of “Perfectly Normal,” the artful short documentary about a man with Asperger’s syndrome, there is a rare filmic experience of the sensory overload of autism.

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How to Master the Superpower that Builds All Other Powers

In this episode – we go deep on mastering the superpower that underpins all other powers, how your brain’s automatic survival mechanism tilts you towards unhappiness, growing the mental resources to deal with the biggest challenges of your life

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Cultivating Wholesome Motivation

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled, “Cultivating Wholesome Motivation”.

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We Stories

We Stories is a new and rapidly growing organization based in St. Louis, MO that uses the power of children’s literature to create conversation, change and hope in the region, and a stronger, more equitable and inclusive future for all.

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Have Compassion

Do You Care? The Practice: Have compassion. Why? Compassion is essentially the wish that beings not suffer – from subtle physical and emotional discomfort to agony and anguish – combined with feelings of sympathetic concern. You could have compassion for an individual (a friend in…

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Is the Mind-Body Problem a Problem at All?

One could rightly ask: How can intangible thoughts affect tangible matter (i.e., the brain)? This question is at the heart of the longstanding “mind-body problem,” and related questions include: How can mind arise from matter? Is mind reducible to matter? Does matter determine mind?

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Right Mindfulness

Right Mindfulness is one of the three elements of the Path that focus particularly on your internal states of being (the others are Right Effort and Right Concentration).

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The Guide Dog Foundation

The Guide Dog Foundation pairs each student with the dog that’s right for them – and the power of their bond makes ordinary moments extraordinary.

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See the Person Behind the Eyes

Much of the time, we interact mask-to-mask with other people. There’s a place for that. But remember times when someone saw through your mask to the real you, the person back behind your eyes. If you’re like me, those times were both unnerving and wonderful.

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Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children: Kind Wishes

Many of the practices that support our well-being and happiness as adults are wonderful for children as well, but the way that they are taught must be developmentally appropriate and meet their sometimes very different needs.

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