(Photo of me taken in Feb 2011)
About This Site
This site is not about getting there from here, it is about getting here from here. It is a way for me to gain increased understanding of the way things are, to get closer to the concepts found in popular American Buddhist thinking, a philosophy that is embraced and studied by so many scientists, theologians, philosophers, classicists, sociologists, psychologists, and historians world wide.

So I started looking into this and here I am. No here I am, now here, now here…as everything in a constant state of change…and trying to embrace that in some way on the path towards happiness.

On this blog I will post my discoveries, tools…anything I find useful along with my quandaries and questions. I am very welcome to your input, answers, suggestions, comments, dialogue. My meditation classes have been with the same teacher and many of the same students, weekly meeting for over 8 yrs now. Otherwise books, talks and yoga help lead the way for me.


If this sounds vaguely interesting, I encourage you to bookmark this site or subscribe to get an e-mail whenever I post a new entry. Just click on subscribe by email in the upper right. I’ll never use your email address for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

You might also be interested in my other blog MyRawFoodBlog.

Last updated 1/22/12


12 responses to “About

  1. When you subscribe to this blog, which I did, it takes you to a page that says you are subscribing to myrawfoodblog, not mymindfulnessblog. Or at least it did for me. Technical gremlins.

  2. I like you. Thanks for your inspiration(s).

  3. Hi Jason,

    Sure I would love to, I will check out the site. Thanks.

  4. Elizabeth,

    I happened upon your blog while researching mindfulness resources. I recently started an iPhone development company and one of our first apps is called The Now (http://shackedapps.com/thenow.html), an app designed to help people become more mindful in their daily lives. Please check it out. If you are interested in trying it out, let me know.


  5. Like you, I got very interested in mindfulness. I had trouble staying in the present though because I kept getting distracted with other things. I made an iPhone app: The Now (http://shackedapps.com/now.html) that reminds me throughout the day to stay in the moment. I would love to hear any of your feedback. Keep up your blogging!

  6. Great site!

    You and your readers may have interest in this clip, “Being Present,” from the Native Perspectives on Sustainability series:

    In the clip, Larry Merculieff (Aleut) tells an engaging story about connecting profoundly with the earth by being completely present in the moment.

    Be well,

  7. Annie


    I am trying to subscribe to your fab blog but it only gives me the option to subscribe by a ‘reader’ and not by email – is there any way you can add me to your updates list?

  8. Hi Elizabeth, I too own a website and blog with frequent themes about mindfulness. If you would be interested in writing for us too please feel free to get in touch 🙂 We are a psychotherapy/counselling site with a large interest in integrating Psychoanalysis with Buddhist Psychology http://www.baysidepsychotherapy.com.au/blog

    May you be well,


  9. Dear Editor,

    I’m Sofan Chan a Buddhist painter and I came across your very informative website and I was wondering if you would like to use any of my Buddha paintings on your posts and articles or as a resource material? You will find them here, http://www.theartofhappiness.net/buddha-paintings.htm

    I love your website has it helps to educate our children even more. If you do decide to use any of the photos of my Buddha paintings, please just put a small credit on my behalf. You could link the image back to my site, http://www.theartofhappiness.net/buddha-paintings.htm or whatever credit you like to put.

    Thank you for your time and I am hoping for your positive response.

    Sofan Chan

  10. Hi Elizabeth,

    Nice site. You’ve been at this for a while, which shows the depth to which you embrace mindfulness teachings. You have a simple and earnest style, evidenced by this: “Mindfulness is like a best friend. It throws its arm around you and asks what is going on, I mean what is REALLY going on? and then, how can we face this together, and then this and the next moment, etc.” It invites one in. No pretension here. Refreshing.

    If you find my writing to be purposeful, would you consider adding my site to your list of recommendations. I write only to share, and I think we share an understanding. The trouble is, many find the teachings of our great spiritual leaders perplexing enough to ignore forever and never reach that understanding. My essays attempt to demystify those teachings so that more may be exposed to their wisdom. One need not shave one’s head and speak in somber tones to radiate the joy that comes from understanding. My essays appear on my website, On Second Thought, http://www.johnptacek.com. I’d be pleased to post a reciprocal link.

    Keep spreading the word, sister.


  11. Hi Elizabeth,

    I really love what you put together in your blog here. Great mindfulness resources and blog posts!


  12. Hi Elizabeth,
    we are a digital publishing house founded in 2012 in Italy.
    This week will be our international debut with the release of the ebook “It doesn’t have to hurt so much” by Michael Madrone, a practical guide using meditation and mindfulness for managing pain and suffering.
    We have seen your website and found it very interesting.
    We were wondering if you would be interested to review its on your website.
    We would be pleased to provide you a free copy of the ebook and to include in our site http://www.elisteredizioni.it your link that will lead to your site.
    The author is an American teacher, writer, translator, natural health practitioner and meditator. For more than 30 years he has explored these topics with enthusiasm. He has studied in both western and Tibetan medical systems. He is too an ordained ngakpa, having been initiated by Sakya Dagchen Rinpoche.
    His quests have taken him across the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, India and Nepal, where he realized a humanitarian project to bring drinking water in a Buddhist monastery , that welcomes every year hundreds of abandoned children.
    Now Michael Madrone published his first ebook: “It doesn’t have to hurt so much”, a pratical guide for managing the pain and suffering: “Life hurts. The young, the old, everyone suffers. Sometimes we find relief, but sometimes we don’t. When that happens is there any hope? One man’s quest to answer this question led him to study and practice with the great meditation masters of the east. After 30 years he has now written a concise and practical guide using meditation and mindfulness for managing pain and suffering”.
    More info: http://www.elisteredizioni.it/it-doesn-t-have-to-hurt-so-much.html
    If you would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards,
    Editorial Director
    Elisa Zurzolo

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