Monthly Archives: August 2009

A close approximation of hell

Dread does a funny thing. Usually, when I dread something, it tends to surprise me. Tends to turn out more fun, more interesting, or simply more bearable than I expected. Of course, most things are pretty much tolerable, and dread … Continue reading

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MBSR discussed in US Congress

I’ve written before about meditation; so far the most powerfully healing, non-ideological meditation practice I’ve come across is that espoused by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and taught all over the world in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses … Continue reading

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What I’ve got against sleep trainers

Quarter to 11 on a Saturday night, and I’m wondering (as usual) whether my child is going to have to collapse with exhaustion before he allows himself to get to sleep. Sleep is this monster topic with parents. Are you … Continue reading

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