Author Archive: Pilar Poal, PhD

24 Sep

To Do or Not To Do

Non-doing has nothing to do with being indolent or passive. Quite the contrary. It takes great courage and energy to cultivate non-doing, both in stillness and in activity. - Jon Kabat-Zinn We humans are problem-solving creatures, capable of sorting through complex problems. We have survived… Read More

18 Jul

Coming of Age

There is a time in our children's lives when their separation from us is not only inevitable, but also sanctioned by society. The coming of age rituals observed by many cultures and religious groups are a public acknowledgement of the emotional differentiation that our children… Read More

8 Mar

The Physical Toll of Anger: Keeping Our Hearts in Mind

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned". ~Buddha We all have good reasons to feel angry sometimes, and many of us are very skilled at justifying… Read More