During April I had a “secret Metta friend.” I picked one of my yoga challengers and every time I saw her (which was every day) I said to her in my mind: "May you be happy, May you be peaceful, May you be free." Free from what? Free from anxiety and worry, free from everything … Continue reading Hatchet: Buried.
This afternoon I walked Boomer to the studio to check the mail and to see if anyone had slid Yoga Challenge money underneath the door. It is still weirdly warm, but it was cloudy and there were a few sprinkles as we walked. I could smell the ground. It smell like dirt and roots and … Continue reading A Little Spring Meme
I am happy when I am here typing. I am happy when I am reading good books. I am happy when I am feeling high energy, like after a workout. I am happy when I think that my projects are going forward. I am happy when I am doing my fundies daily. I am happy … Continue reading Happiness is…
Prompt: Beautifully different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different - you'll find they're what make you beautiful. As much as I hate to admit it, I am my mother's daughter. My mother and I had such a tortured … Continue reading Reverb10: Day 8 – The Happiness Gene
A weird thing happened at the yoga class I attended in Asheville, NC last month. The teacher started the class by setting the context for the class. The theme that day was "Gratitude." She started out by saying, "Who in here is really, truly happy?" I immediately raised my hand, but then quickly withdrew it, … Continue reading Disowning My Happiness
Last weekend G and I drove down to Virginia to attend the wedding of an old friend. I posted my pre-wedding thoughts here about how I was so happy for this couple, and for once, not cynical. The wedding itself was what it was, both lovely and creepy in turns, which, as far as I … Continue reading Post-Modern Wedding (and life) Vows
I’ve been thinking about my recipe for personal happiness and what the basic ingredients of that happiness might be. This is what I came up with-- so far. (I’ve taken as a “given” my health and having food, shelter and clothing.) Things I Care About and Think Are Important Having a neat, clean, orderly and … Continue reading Happiness, the ingredients