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,...

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...

July 20, 2017

Recently, life surprised me with what one of my meditation teachers calls an AFGO (Another Freaking Growth Opportunity). These growth opportunities aren't f...

July 18, 2017

I was leisurely walking around a quaint, beach town when the proximity of these two signs so close together caused me to come to a screeching halt. Muchmore...

June 20, 2017

Mirroring the Light

by Lauren Taub Cohen

The setting sun

spills its splendor

across the soft, receiving sand

and I study how the light intensifies

when pressed ag...

June 19, 2017

Recent experiences have caused me to reflect on one of my favorite books of all time Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith V...

June 18, 2017

Long Island Summers

by Lauren Taub Cohen

The sweet and sudden smell

of waffle cones combined

with the saccharine scent of

ice cream causes a smile to melt


June 13, 2017

I recently returned from my first weeklong meditation and mindfulness teacher training with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. The week had the intensity of a s...

May 26, 2017

Cycles within Cycles

by Lauren Taub Cohen

The rain

playfully prances

upon the puddles.

Each drop falls

without concern for perfection

but a willingness

to fall, ris...

May 25, 2017


by Lauren Taub Cohen

The mirage of the past

becomes a solid, menacing threat

when I respond to the present

as if I am trapped within the past.

The cho...

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