May 14, 2019

Also called metta meditation, loving-kindness meditation is the simple practice of directing well-wishes towards other people. It begins a powerful connection that starts from within.

Why practice loving kindness meditation?

  1. It opens us to listening to each other’s s...

February 26, 2019


Maria Popova says that childrens' books are "exquisite distillations of philosophies for living". This couldn't be more true for Eva Eland's book, When Sadness Is at Your Door. Sadness knocks at every door and sometimes stays for much longer than we'd like. There have...

March 18, 2018

The following poem is from Words Under the Words: Selected Poems by Naomi Shihab Nye. Nye is an award winning writer whose perspective as an Arab-American shines through her work. This poem is a deeply touching reflection of peace and the importance of a humanitarian s...

January 11, 2018

Protein, fiber, gluten free and tastes great! 

(Picture and recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.

1 2/3 cup oat bran
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (about 1/4 cup)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 small or medium very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup unsw...

January 1, 2018

I'm still amazed by the internet as a powerful tool for positive connection. When I decided on the name Namaste Connections for my blog, I searched and found a painting of the same name by an artist named Phillip Noyed. I contacted this talented artist by email through...

January 1, 2018

Each time we tackle something challenging and meaningful, a quest begins. Joseph Campbell called such a quest a Hero's Journey.

Joseph Campbell is one of my heros. He wrote much about living with passion. In fact, he originated the popular phrase - "Follow your bliss"....

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