Hi everyone, I have decided to focus my longer-form online efforts around a new org, TechnoTherapy. The vision is to hold a space for the integration of mobile/web technology into the work of behavioral health professionals. Please check out the site by clicking on the icon below. Really excited about this new adventure! This site […]Read more "Announcing TechnoTherapy"
I’ve been sad lately. On April 12, I celebrated 10 years of continuous 12-step recovery; it was a moment shared with over 100 people, including my mother and so many dear friends, to celebrate this gift of life I’ve been given. In the moment, one …Read more "April 12, 2012"
Like most, I am strong, decent, kind man. Flawed, but good. And, like many, I have borne much in this life, but this – this, I can hardly bear. I am nauseous as I write. Actual footage from an American Army chopper outside Baghdad. The ill-informe…Read more "Bearing witness to modern warfare"
It was suggested to me by a friend, Rajeev Goyal of http://www.PushforPeaceCorps.org, that I reach out to former Senator and Peace Corps Associate Director under JFK and LBJ — the Honorable Harris Wofford. Before I did so, I wanted to read his book Indi…Read more "Clare and Harris Wofford’s India Afire"
My dear auntie Gita posted a question on Buzz, remarking on the sadness of searching for a teacher — I commented: http://www.google.com/buzz/gita.madhu/1NDBJpprn66/The-search-for-a-Guru-is-rather-sad-One-drowningRead more "Vishada Yoga"
This earlier post on media bias led me to think, perhaps it’s best to abandon objectivity altogether, and instead be totally, even painfully, subjective — but with self-awareness. Also, it reminded me that this blog is itself is a media outlet of…Read more "What’s my bias?"
I had an interesting conversation with a friend and freelance reporter for NPR last night. She will rename nameless here — interesting when a blogger has to protect the anonymity of a journalist source, isn’t it? In any case, she told me she felt…Read more "Media bias in America including this blog"
If there’s any part of my body in need of healing, whether from a fall or other injury, from being ill, or tension caused by stress, sadness or resentment — there’s a simple healing visualization meditation using the breath that I’ve found …Read more "Healing Visualization Meditation"
I wanted to conclude the year with a meditation on what proved to be an interesting year for me. I got engaged and unengaged. The latter being the hardest thing I’d ever gone through, and I’ve been through my share of tough things. I also began te…Read more "Reflections on 2009"
It was a year of grace for me. I was blessed in so many ways:1. I met Amma.2. I asked her for a mantra, and she gave one.3. I met many beautiful, self-realizing souls.4. I invited many into my life, and they came and have stayed.5. Space and the m…Read more "Reflections on 2008"