Tag Archives: Work

Yavaş yavaş: On the work of managing childhood trauma


Lately, as you well know, dear readers, I am recovering from an injured (and re-injured) rotator cuff in my left shoulder (my writing side) – but what has started to happen during this period of slowed-down medical leave, has been … Continue reading

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Şekerleme: On the work of both rest and cultural competence in Turkey


Well, this week has been a full and deep one, as I have contemplated both work – and a bit on rest as well. I have noted that there are differences in approaches to work between east and west, as … Continue reading

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On the work of meditation: A Karagöz puppet battle of epic proportions


Later today, I am heading out to my first-ever Buddhist weekend meditation retreat in central Massachusetts. I’m a little nervous, but let me tell you the karagöz puppets that accompany me everywhere are even more nervous than I am. Last … Continue reading

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