Monthly Archives: May 2012

  • Pursuing Your Pain

    Posted on May 31, 2012 by Barbara Joy in Mindfulness.

    There is something to be said about not just being present with our suffering, but actively pursuing it, to asking “what is this experience teaching me?” Yoga teacher Ana Forrest talks about “stalking your fear” and Seane Corn speaks about “going to your wound.” My own experience with anxiety has been the gift to create […]

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  • When The Present Isn’t a Present

    Posted on May 25, 2012 by Barbara Joy in Mindfulness.

    It seems I keep writing (and teaching) about being in the present moment. But what if you are not enjoying what you’re doing, what if the present moment is unbearable? Obviously not all moments will be honkey dorey (love that word!). I had a moment a few weeks ago where I literally wanted to crawl […]

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  • Another Birthday Wish For You

    Posted on May 23, 2012 by Barbara Joy in On Bravery.

    So I felt there was something missing from my last post about enjoying the journey of life without obsessing about the end goals and I realize now what it is. The reason why I can enjoy the process is because I like what I’m doing. I chose to follow my passion. Just like the Howard […]

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  • A Journey, Not a Contest

    Posted on May 17, 2012 by Barbara Joy in Mindfulness, On Bravery.

    We’ve all heard the saying that life is a journey, not a contest. Then one day you wake up and realize you’re…thirty. Yeah, I’m talking about me. And I realize how young and beautiful that is. But still, think of all those lists people talk about writing for themselves— all the dreams they hope come […]

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