The Next Wisest Thing

The Next Wisest Thing

When we’re at the edge, in danger of falling over the precipice into suffering, compassion is the most powerful means I know for keeping our feet firmly planted on the earth and our hearts wide open. —Roshi Joan Halifax    For those of us who want to be of...
Kind Teachers and Best Friends

Kind Teachers and Best Friends

“Although it is embarrassing and painful, it is very healing to stop hiding from yourself.”  -Pema Chodron  Kind Teachers and Best Friends  If you have ever witnessed a skillful teacher or helper in a room full of kindergartners, you’ll have seen that there is a...
Oops.  That wasn’t what I meant….

Oops. That wasn’t what I meant….

Oops. That wasn’t what I meant…. Yesterday I led a webinar that was designed for an audience of students of WisdomWay Institute who have been trained in sensitive, relationship-centered, mindful care of families. Lovely people. I co-led with Sue, with whom I...

On the Necessity of Snow Angels for the Well-Being of the World

Wherever there is snow, I go, making angels along the way Luckily angles have no gender and are easier to make than you might think. All you have to do is let go, fall on your back, look up at the sky as if in prayer. Move your arms like wings. Move your legs to make...
Seeking Relief

Seeking Relief

Karen Laing creates innovative programs to bring mindful caregiving to family members and health professionals, is a Certified MBSR instructor, and is the Founder of Birthways and WisdomWay™ Institute. ​ In our upcoming 28-day course, “Loving...