I found the Academy Awards this year both moving and disorienting.
While I was pleased with many of the winners, given that the theme I’ve been exploring this month is Resilience (Meditation HERE), several of the “Never Give Up On Your Dream” Victory Speechesinspired reflection, if not outright skeptici...
Last week I shared how my pre-Covid project about Resilience got completely derailed before it even left the station.
When it was still alive and kicking, however, I remember googling images for Resilience mostly to decorate the covers of my research binders.
Sadly, almost everything that came up was...
I’m beyond envious of Vlad’s new two-part morning ritual.
Every day, he and I usually arrive at the baseball field a little before his friend Moon does.
The moment Moon is off leash he runs towards us, waiting for the opportunity to steal whatever ball Vlad has in play.
Vlad lets him.
I’m not sure why I was avoiding it.
More often than not, I tend to feel an inordinate amount of pride and joy crossing items off my To Do list.
And yet this one task has been there for months, carrying over from week to week.
Namely, filling out my personal page for my next college reunion, set in...
It’s not exactly science and yet…
I’ve found it to be a relatively infallible system.
Namely, if I want Malibu, Vlad’s best friend, to visit, I don’t need to text his owners.
Instead, I just need to vacuum.
(Vlad’s relationship with the vacuum is definitely complicated.)
You see, Vl...
I just assumed the phrase was always more or less with us.
Yet there actually is an origin story.
As I was researching other classic paradoxes for this month’s theme, it turns out that the line “Less is More” first appears in Andrea del Sarto, a poem by Robert Browning about the artist.
The poem b...
It’s not a problem I ever envisioned having.
More accurately, I never really calculated this particular disruption in my generally cozy life.
You see, this morning my iPhone told me the temperature outside with wind chill felt like -11°.
Blessed with excellent central heating, it seemed a perfect ...
It may be a cliche, but as January winds down, I can’t help but wonder how many of us have already abandoned the resolutions we made––with all the best intentions––barely a month ago.
Gyms that are packed on January 2nd by mid-February often look like ghost towns.
Indeed, according to a recent NPR su...
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that it’s not always a walk through a lush meadow.
You see, although I’ve been extolling the virtues of Expansion this month––the theme of January’s meditation HERE––ever-increasing positive growth brings plenty of challenges.
Years ago, a friend who’s become a major...