My Mountain Part 2

The other day, four girlfriends and I took to the trail up to the top of my mountain. I have reached the summit on two other occasions. The last time was 5 years ago. The trail is more than a leisurely hike. It is rated “moderate” however it takes time and patience to scale up… Continue reading My Mountain Part 2

My Mountain Part 1

I live on the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, a range which parallels a portion of the Los Angeles Pacific coastline. It is a beautiful range which, from its peaks, offers spectacular 360 degree views, incorporating the ocean, islands,and valleys rich with farmland and suburban as well as city views.  Pretty incredible when you… Continue reading My Mountain Part 1

The Cause for Happy

Some days it is easy to identify why you are happy. Some days you have to stretch your mind to find the happiness and other days you are happy just because. Today was a “just because” happy day for me. Buddhism calls this a mind of virtue and indeed we can have a virtuous mind even when… Continue reading The Cause for Happy