Hi Audrey,
Thought this might interest you, so I am passing it along... k
Hi Kristen, 
Please take a moment to stop by the webcast page now and test your system - you 
don't want to miss even a minute of this packed call! 
We have a great agenda planned with Rick Hanson, PhD. Here are the topics in 
case you'd like to review them during the teleseminar: 

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness 
5 Essential Inner Skills for Psychotherapists 
The Neural Benefits of Meditation 
How Cultivating Equanimity Can Enhance the Treatment of Trauma 
How Mindfulness Can Overcome Evolution's Paranoid Trance and Increase Feelings 
of Safety 
The Two Wings of Psychological Growth and Contemplative Practice
Today's broadcast starts at 5 EDT (please remember, most of the USA is on 
daylight time now.) 
Talk soon. 
PS If you'd like to invite a colleague to join us, please give them this link. 

Ruth M. Buczynski, PhD 
President and Licensed Psychologist 
The National Institute for the Clinical 
Application of Behavioral Medicine 

--- On Mon, 10/11/10, Kristy McClain <healthypl...@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Kristy McClain healthypl...@yahoo.com


--- On Mon, 10/11/10, audreydc1983 <audreydc1...@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: audreydc1983 <audreydc1...@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Zen] Mindfulness - awareness in the here and now
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, October 11, 2010, 3:21 AM


Over the past month I have been consumed by worry - about my husband's college 
grades, the house that we're buying (we're waiting to hear back from the bank 
after a month. UGH.), my dog had another colitis "attack" (not fun, but 
manageable), and my half brother (an anonymous surrogate birth) finally found 
us - he's 22 (I don't know what to say! Ack!).
I've always been a worrier. I've worried about the future - and I've worried 
about the past. I've worried about bills. I've worried about my health, and 
that of my family. I've even worried myself into an ulcer, on several 

Over the past week, I have read many articles and information on mindfulness. I 
closed my eyes, stopped to take a breath, and somehow felt a...shift. 

I suddenly just...got it. In my mind's eye, an image of a tomato appeared - and 
I knew what it meant.
In the great Pacific NW, tomatoes haven't been ripening well this year. There 
are still a lot of green tomatoes on the vine. There are a few tomatoes that 
I'm WAITING on - I've seen the hints of yellow and red, and I'm anxious for 
them to ripen so that I can pick and eat 'em. 
I have to accept the tomato - acknowledge it's beauty in it's 
not-quite-red-ness, NOW. Does that make sense? Oh, well - it does to me, anyway.

Here goes:

Tomato blushes,
right mindfulness blossoming
red and green beauty.

Brightest Blessings,



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