When I read it, it seemed so self-evident, and yet the wisest thing I had read in a long time. It was in Steven Kotler's lastest, and, I think, best book: The Art of Impossible. And what are the requirements of a good mood? ExerciseA Gratitude PracticeA Mindfulness PracticeA Good Night's Sleep If I'm in … Continue reading You Can’t Be Creative If You’re Not In A Good Mood
From Palm Trees to Pine Trees
Now I am a serious blogger. I know this because I am posting from Gate D2 at the Charlotte Airport (CLT). I am feeling all bloggerly as I sit cheek by jowl with a whole buncha other people waiting for the (delayed) flight to Philly. Left Florida this morning. I liked a lot of what … Continue reading From Palm Trees to Pine Trees
I just watched Lavendaire. She’s really cute. She's living a life I think a lot of people of her generation dream of: YouTube star. She dispenses wisdom, and makes that wisdom look trendy and cool. Her wisdom is legit, though. This is not a diss. Today she was talking about 5 habits that you must … Continue reading Taking Inventory
Happy 14th Anniversary Main Street Yoga!
This Thursday, March 1st, is the studio’s 14th anniversary. I remember buying the mats and the blankets. Ordering and putting together office furniture, designing a logo and ordering a sign, setting up a bank account as a DBA (Doing Business As). It was this new, exciting venture, full of risk, full of hope. We were … Continue reading Happy 14th Anniversary Main Street Yoga!
The 150th Post
We are in Rochester for the weekend. G wanted to check out a catcher, and I tagged along. I really had no idea what recruiting involved, but now I do, and it's pretty deadly. And boring. And today, hot and humid. We watched half a game and G said we could go. She had seen … Continue reading The 150th Post
Dear Brynne and Jesse, G and I wish for you what we have: Someone who sees us as we wish to be seen and not necessarily who we are...yet. Someone who sees our best self, the self we are cultivating, the self we are striving to be. Someone who forgives our shortcomings knowing that we … Continue reading #brynneandjesse
Date Night: The New Wednesday Ritual
We've decided that since I don't teach on Wednesdays in the summer, that Wednesday will be "date night." G recruits every weekend, so Saturdays and Sundays will find her in a sack chair with a clipboard watching terrible high school softball, while I sit home and binge watch Property Brothers. So we've decided that every … Continue reading Date Night: The New Wednesday Ritual
We tend gardens. And children. And some of us tend to the sick. Today I tended to my bills, my accounts, my business. I watered the plants, switched the pictures around on the walls, dusted the sills, folded all the blankets and lined them up neatly on the rack. I tended my meditation practice, and … Continue reading Tending Things
“Have You Always Been This Way?”
I assumed (and hoped) he meant friendly, open, interested, and together. He stopped me as I was walking Boomer on campus. He wanted to know how big this place was. He said he had been lured off the highway to come and explore. He just couldn't get over how beautiful this area was. He was … Continue reading “Have You Always Been This Way?”
The Bed Is Bigger Than The Kitchen
The first day in a new place. Where to get food? How to organize time? What to do first? Who are these others? How to fit in? Mostly, how to fit into this kitchen. Holy closet! (I am writing in the WordPress app for Ipad and I am having a little fit with inserting pics, … Continue reading The Bed Is Bigger Than The Kitchen