To Be Lost

To Be Lost

  • August 14, 2017

Mama A child wept. Her eyes wet With fallen rain of sorrow. Fill my heart With your warmth, Not my eyes With empty tears, She echoed. As she buried her head In the naked cave Carved by her arms. So cold she was In the night circle. Why can’t you…

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To Feel Trapped

To Feel Trapped

  • July 24, 2017

In the Corners of my Own Reflection Trapped. In the corners Of my own reflection. In the mirror’s mystic image. Faces lost and gone. Places never seen. In the stone that’s left unturned, Waiting… For its other side To see the sun. The missed and lost memories Linger on and…

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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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