Category Archives: Stress reduction

Zen and meditation practice tend to reduce stress and anxiety over time, without denying the reality of our lives.

One bite at a time

Last Sunday I presented a talk for the Sangha on the topic of mindful eating. Just as we can find satisfaction in each moment, when eating we can be happy with each mouthful, with each chew. One bite at a … Continue reading

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Enjoy the walk

After a day of intense computer work, I decided to stop on my way home at the Celery Farm Nature Preserve in Allendale, NJ, as a break from human stress and concerns. When I approached the little dirt parking lot … Continue reading

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This is all there is

One night last week I woke up anxious about a task I’d left undone at work, something that might cause problems for other people. Full of tension, I was unable to stop thinking about the problem I’d created. Then I … Continue reading

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Crabs, River Currents and Business Life in New York City

Lately, I’ve been so busy at it work, it’s almost a parody of itself. Some days, my time is scripted down to 15 minute intervals.  In the main, I enjoy it, but it does promote a kind of breathless, run-to-the-next … Continue reading

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