I like Gretchen Rubin. Her podcast is one of my faves. Every year for the past three or four she’s suggested doing a list for the New Year based on the last two numbers in the year. So this year it’s 21 for 2021. This list is just random stuff you want to do in … Continue reading My 21 for 2021 List
You could go the sarcastic route: “Livin’ the dream.” Or you could go with the stoic response: “Controlling the controllables.” Or you could just lie: “Great.” Or you could sit down and fill out this short fill-in-the-blank list and take your answer from something you write down here. This list comes from a cool workbook … Continue reading What To Say To People Who Ask How You’re Doing
The good news: Instead of trolling Facebook, I'm reading Homer.
The bad news: I'm still sneaking into news feeds.
I'm a sucker for Advice-driven posts like this. I cannot resist, "3 Ways to Achieve Enlightenment in Your Lifetime," or "10 ways to Stop Cravings.". I bite every time. So here's my own "list post" giving myself the Yoga Teaching advice I need. Number 1. Don’t close your eyes when you teach. This is really … Continue reading 5 Ways To Be A Better Yoga Teacher
Okay, now I'm excited. The blogger John, from Stories in the Struggle posted a Love/Hate Challenge. The deal is that you list 10 things you love and 10 things you hate, and then ask all of your readers and followers to do the same. I'm in, John! This is the core exercise of my book. Making … Continue reading What do you love? What don’t you love?
1. Today it was sunny and in the 40s (omg, my face didn't hurt when I walked outside!) 2. And G's wheatgrass is up! 3. I did a private Beginner Yoga lesson today with a delightful woman who came in with a new mat (the absolutely worst mat she could have gotten, but oh well, … Continue reading A Few Things That Made Me Happy This Week
I heard an interview recently with the writer Robert Greene who wrote the book Mastery. The interviewer asked him what he says to people who tell him that they don’t know what they want to be when they grow up. My ears really pricked up when I heard that question because this question has been … Continue reading Notice Your Life!
The robins are back. The redwing blackbirds returned today. But there is still snow on the ground, and I am still wearing my down coat, and down gloves, and a wool hat. The temps are not going above 40 degrees for the foreseeable future. The lake is still frozen. Everyone is talking about it. Everyone … Continue reading The Top 10 Reasons I Am Grateful It Is Still Winter in March
Today I hate winter. Wallace Stevens has this poem called The Snowman that starts with, "One must have a mind of winter..." And that line invaded my consciousness as I stared at the kitchen thermometer that read minus something. (As soon as there is a minus sign, all possibility for happiness is gone, so it doesn't … Continue reading 17 Things I Need To Be Happy
We are what we love. It’s as simple as that. If we do the things we love, we show our real selves to the world. If we show our real selves to the world, that will give us the best shot at living a happy life. So try it. Start making a list of all … Continue reading We are what we love.