Wendy Shinyo Haylett, an author, Buddhist teacher, lay minister, behavioral and spiritual coach shares the "tips and tricks" found in Buddhist teachings to make your professional and personal life better ... everyday!
Steady, Calm and Brave with Kimberly Brown
Join me in conversation with Kimberly Brown as we discuss her new book, a handbook of healing tools to help us through the fraught times of 2020—and beyond. In a delightfully honest and personal conversation, she shares her personal experience with trauma and how metta, body-based, and self-compassion Buddhist and pyschotherapeutic practices helped heal her and formed the intention for her to become a teacher of these practices.
The Social Dilemma and Otherness: Seeing Beyond False Certainties and Objectification
In this episode I take a Buddhist view on the spell we've fallen under—and it is the spell of a self-involved culture, swallowed by social media and focused on the hatred of "the other."
We are largely living in a world of the extremes of ignorance and false certainty. Yet, nothing or no one is a fixed, discrete thing. Everything is empty of inherent existence. When you fix a difficult person, a political side, or sociopolitical view, you are creating something that doesn't actually exist.
A Missing Future with David Farley: Dancing in the Present
Join me for the first of a series of interviews with podcast listeners on how they are coping with the pandemic. In this episode, David Farley, a travel and food writer who lives in New York City, joins me for a conversation. David writes: "It's seriously anxiety-producing for many of us.... The only way we can maneuver, even survive without eventually imploding, is to change our outlook on life and the world. And reality." Listen for more of this thoughtful conversation with David Farley.
Announcing the Everyday Buddhism Lecture Series on Mindful Writing
Announcing a new Everyday Buddhism feature for the Membership Community: A lecture series/workshop on mindful writing! Mindfulness and meditation are practices of deliberate attention that can create a spacious awareness of what is and help us escape the narrow box in our heads where the thinker lives. To join the Everyday Buddhism Membership Community and participate in this virtual workshop on mindful writing, you can do so at this link:
Building a Resilience Bank Account: Keep Going Through A Time of Ambiguous Loss
Join me as I share some insights from an article by Tara Haelle, "Your Surge Capacity is Depleted—It's Why You Feel Awful", and some insights of my own, that may help you find new attitudes and practices to help you keep going. The end isn't in sight but that doesn't mean we give up. We just need to find new ways to keep going. This podcast should help...PLUS keep listening to find ways YOU, as a podcast listener, can share some of the ways you are coping through these troubled times.
6 Steps for Coping with Uncertainty with Gregg Krech: Using Japanese Psychology to Find Something to Hold On To
We're currently faced with a global pandemic, which reminds us how uncertain life really is. We talk about 6 action steps we can take to reach deep within ourselves. They are:
- Waking up to our faith or true entrusting
- Working with our attention
- Sharpening our skills of reflecting on ourselves
- Recognizing the blessings that we encounter throughout the day
- Act constructively and compassionately in the face of fear
- Find something purposeful and meaningful to live for each day