A Life Affirming Path

A Life Affirming Path

  • January 22, 2018

An author event with Janetti Marotta, celebrating the publication of her new book A Fertile Path: Guiding the Journey with Mindfulness and Compassion Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:30-9:00 PM Presented by: Insight Meditation South Bay Location: St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View, CA 94040. Fee: By dana or donation only…

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Fertility Support and Mindfulness 8-Week Program

Fertility Support and Mindfulness 8-Week Program

  • January 15, 2018

Designed for: Women attempting to conceive and/or participating in fertility treatment. Partners are invited to participate in the 3rd Party Panel session and All Day session. 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 Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:30–8:00…

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To Be Between

To Be Between

  • September 4, 2017

Twilight Hours I sit behind the closed door Of my screened in porch. I look through tinted windows With one eye. I only see but inside out And far between. The corners of the empty Twilight hours. The whippoorwills sing songs Of darkened skies. The nuts fall on my roof…

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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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