To Stay Hidden

To Stay Hidden

  • July 3, 2017

And The Lantern Shines Bright I crawl through the opening That brings me into That little house of mine In the woods. I find a match That finds a candle That starts to flicker. Then the lantern shines bright, And my world lights up. I reach in my bookshelf For…

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Mindful Self-Esteem

Mindful Self-Esteem

  • May 8, 2017

“With the wakefulness of mindfulness, you become aware of how acceptance allows you to expand, while fear and insecurity cause you to contract. You acknowledge the futility of resisting the changing nature of the waves and currents of your mind. With the warmth of compassion, you soften your heart and…

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Life is the Practice

Life is the Practice

  • May 1, 2017

“When your self-esteem honors interdependence and you take responsibility for the well-being of all, you engage in acts of selflessness. With virtue as your guide, you pay reverence to the whole of life—tending to yourself, others, and the world with the guiding light of what’s truly important. Life is the…

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Right Livelihood

Right Livelihood

  • April 24, 2017

“The last of the three virtue practices is right livelihood: engaging in work with the intention of not causing harm to yourself or others—acting with truth and integrity without trying to take advantage of or manipulate others.” (Marotta 2013, 189). Inquiry: Ask yourself: “Am I employing right effort: making wise…

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Right Action

Right Action

  • April 17, 2017

“Second on the list of virtue practices is right action: acting without causing harm to yourself or others by means of judgmental thoughts and emotional needs… While interpersonal dynamics are a 50/50 operation, you take 100 percent responsibility for your share of the action.” (Marotta 2013, 185). Inquiry: Ask yourself:…

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Right Speech

Right Speech

  • April 10, 2017

“Speech, both oral and written, is so powerful an influence on human relationships and society that Buddha determined it worthy of inclusion on the Noble Eightfold Path! This is the first of the virtue practices, right speech: interacting with others to not cause harm” (Marotta 2013, 176). Inquiry: Ask yourself:…

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50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem author talk

50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem author talk

  • April 7, 2017

Please join me for 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem author talk, presented by San Francisco Public Library — Noe Valley. Saturday, June 10, 2017 2:00 – 3:00 PM San Francisco Public Library — Noe Valley Noe Valley Meeting Room 451 Jersey St San Francisco, CA 94114 For more information visit…

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Fertility Support and Mindfulness 1-Day Program

Fertility Support and Mindfulness 1-Day Program

  • April 5, 2017

Designed for: Individuals and couples attempting to conceive and/or participating in fertility treatment. Ideal for those preferring a weekend intensive vs. a weekly evening program. Open to patients of all fertility programs. Led by Janetti Marotta, Ph.D. Sponsored by Palo Alto Medical Foundation Fertility Physicians Date/Time: June 3, 2017 Saturday…

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Mindful Self-Esteem and Self-Care: Virtue Practices

Mindful Self-Esteem and Self-Care: Virtue Practices

  • April 3, 2017

The previous parts of this series explored the relationship between mindful self-esteem and self-care through the practices of mindfulness of the breath (Part I), mindfulness of the body (Part II), mindfulness of thoughts (Part III), and mindfulness of emotions (Part IV). This series focuses on ethical conduct and the intention…

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Fertility Support and Mindfulness 8-Week Program

Fertility Support and Mindfulness 8-Week Program

  • March 27, 2017

Designed for: Women attempting to conceive and/or participating in fertility treatment. Partners are invited to participate in the 3rd Party Panel and All Day sessions. Open to patients of all fertility programs. Led by Janetti Marotta, Ph.D. Sponsored by Palo Alto Medical Foundation Fertility Physicians Date/Time: Free Orientation Session Wednesday,…

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