December 5, 2019

Ready, set, go is a familiar refrain on playgrounds, but for many of us it’s how we begin the day. We sprint from meetings to appointments with unbelievable...

July 24, 2018

A felt sense of ease has been frustratingly elusive, but the reasons for this struggle lay in my approach. Each time I felt myself in the presence of ease,...

July 13, 2018

No Regrets

Lauren Taub Cohen

Gusts of self-doubt swirl

within my cavernous mind

and the thick sludge of stagnancy 

weighs heavily upon my heart.

Did I think it wo...

Everything arises out of causes and conditions is a familiar refrain within the world of mindfulness meditation. And, I can't help but ruminate upon it each...

June 21, 2018

I began this poem in a doctor's office while reading Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I found myself having to re-read sentences,...

Finding Space In-Between

by Lauren Taub Cohen

The fizz of excitement

courses through my body

with uncorked ebullience

as the wild rush

of creative rapture



April 25, 2018

Up until recently, the word equanimity had left me feeling a bit befuddled. I had understood equanimity on an intellectual level but not a visceral one. In...

March 26, 2018

You can imagine my delight when Dr. Rick Hanson asked me if he could read "A Teachable Moment" aloud to his class at Spirit Rock! Talk about taking in the g...

February 22, 2018

A number of years ago a friend shared with me a startling insight, which piqued my curiosity.  As I was petting my friend's playful pup, Mazie, she said, "Y...

January 21, 2018

The main takeaway from my time at Hebrew School was to never, ever let myself devolve into a bystander.  Each year, we studied the Holocaust and religiously...

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