Entries by Susan Truett

One-Day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat – Bok Tower

Bok Tower Gardens provides a peaceful setting for a day of meditation. Participants will enjoy: Introduction and Dharma talks with time for questions and discussion Sitting and walking meditation for beginning and experienced meditators Easy access to outside garden space as an alternative for walking meditation Covered dish vegetarian lunch coordinated by members of the […]

The Family Balancing Act

It can be as though nothing you say is getting through to your child or teen, and very often yelling, grabbing or door slamming is what ends up happening. You wonder how you got here form holding that precious baby in your arms. You worry about your kids and you want the best for them, […]

What matters most?

When you live with your values in the lead, life is much more worthwhile and satisfying, even in the presence of challenges and loss. Glance at the following list. One or two of these satisfactions are probably already in your life. They arrived either as gifts, or as conditions you created through intention and work.

Recovery from Addictions and Substance Abuse

Andy and Susan offer a variety of services to assist recovery from addictions and substance abuse. We are most concerned with making addicts and their family feel safe from judgment or shame. We can evaluate and treat the person with the addiction, or we can meet with family to intervene with the addiction. We partner […]

Why we meditate…

S.N. Goenka, Master Teacher of meditation, India teaches: “A sensation appears, and liking or disliking begins. This fleeting moment, if we are unaware of it, is repeated and intensified into craving and aversion, becoming a strong emotion that eventually overpowers the conscious mind. We become caught up in the emotion, and all our better judgment […]

Are You Hurting?

The pain of a losing a loved one or of fighting with a family member is very intense. Even if you don’t show it outwardly, painful feelings can color your whole day, week, month or year, sapping your ability to enjoy life, take care of yourself, be productive and make good decisions. There are many […]

Relationship Repair

In the 1970’s the band Three Dog Night sang “One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do. Two can be as bad as one, it’s the loneliest number since the number one.” Whether you are pretty good friends but the romance has gone out of your relationship; or you’re not able to get through […]