At the eve of 2013, wishing you moments of peace and mindfulness. Moments is all we have.

Thus begins the message of the week to my readers. I am, of course, paraphrasing Jonathan Kabat-Zinn, whose books have influenced me deeply.

My grandchildren, pictured above at a wedding a few years ago, seem the very incarnation of a young new year. N ow that they are a few years older, they have accumulated the corresponding baggage. Nothing stays new for long.


Will they be blessed with moments of peace? ...
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