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Posts tagged 'recovery'

Yoga for Difficult Times: Part I

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

As promised, I made a video today of a simple yoga practice for difficult time. Now, some of you might know of yoga only as those difficult looking bendy poses that people do on the cover of magazines like Yoga Journal. That is, indeed, yoga. But that’s not all there is to yoga. Yoga is […]

The Wisdom of a Broken Heart

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

At the most painful, confusing time of my life – in those months after the killings in Afghanistan that I referred to in my last post – I found the teachings of Pema Chodron who gently encouraged me to relax and lean in towards my own heartbreak, seeing it as a state of presence and […]

Surviving survivors guilt

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

‘This guilt isn’t based on anything I’ve done. I didn’t kill those boys. I didn’t kill Amanullah Khan, beginning the chain of events that led to their deaths. The guilt isn’t even really based on anything I have failed to do. I wasn’t in a position to prevent the fighting and although I feel that […]

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