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Reclaiming Boundaries: Doing, Being, and Emptying

Reclaiming Boundaries:  Doing, Being, and Emptying

As I reflect on my recent 10-Day Silent Meditation retreat and reintegrate into the “noise” of the busy world, I have been contemplating the subject of boundaries—more specifically, the lack of them and the inadequate understanding of what healthy boundaries are.

Are You A Sensitive Spirit with Delicate Digestion?

Are You A Sensitive Spirit with Delicate Digestion?

In our clinical work at Zenshin institute, we often find that highly sensitive persons also tend to have delicate digestion and more “reactive” physical functions, for example in their immune systems.  

A Matter of Faith

A Matter of Faith

Just the other day, Masami and I were out for a walk to a lovely open space park by our house, and during a moment of pause in our conversation, a sudden realization struck me. 

There was a complete absence of negative or critical self-talk in my mind. 

Untangling Thoughts and Feelings

Untangling Thoughts and Feelings

Thoughts and feelings are often sticky—so sticky, in fact, that they tend to become indistinguishable from each other.  So how can we tell if we are reacting or responding, operating from thoughts or feelings?  What’s the difference and does it even matter?

What Does It Mean to be "Spiritual"?

What Does It Mean to be "Spiritual"?

Being “spiritual” has become an almost painfully clichéd meme in the online marketplace these days (I’ve just wrapped another episode of the Ultra Spiritual Life on YouTube).  Is it even something to take seriously anymore?  There are more stereotypes than I can track with all the yoga, veganism, meditating, and enlightenment activities available.

Nutrition and Spirituality: An Essential Link for Our Nourishment

Nutrition and Spirituality: An Essential Link for Our Nourishment

Nutrition is the science and practice of meeting the body’s nutrient needs, the process of providing it with the nourishment required to build its tissues and capacities, and fuel its regeneration and growth.  We all have bodies, so we all require physical nourishment.  Period.

Making Time Your Ally

Making Time Your Ally

Like renovating or remodeling an old house, your relationship with your health and wellbeing never ends—one thing gets fixed, and then another area of the house needs attention.  When you first embark on the Zenshin journey of restoring your health, cultivating deeper awareness, and becoming the expert of you, you will inevitably realize that the process is like peeling an onion.  Layer after layer, the journey never ends.

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