We are still in the fist part of the year. That's not a typo. I meant, "fist," not, "first." We are assaulted by the new year and with all its expectations, resolutions, and wintery mixes. Then we navigate the hypermanic and bipolar episodes of weather (sunny and 50 one day followed by a rainy 38) … Continue reading Self Care?
"Do not let your struggle become your identity." Too many times, we struggle to the point which we can no longer determine where the struggle ends and we as people begin. If this is any of us, perhaps this awareness can allow the taking of a single step, or a million steps to place a … Continue reading Identity
Elena Brower says I am. I am all of these things and I am none of these things. I am a runner yoga teacher wife daughter writer painter friend student maker coach wanderer collector. I also tell myself I am judgemental cranky hypocritical lazy mean rude self-centered distracted. I am all of these things and … Continue reading I am
After Apple-Picking Robert Frost My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there's a barrel that I didn't fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn't pick upon some bough. But I am done with apple-picking now. Essence of winter sleep is on the night, The … Continue reading A Poem
Today, I am quite simply thankful for the lows that help me appreciate the highs. Onward. Think. Connect. Elevate.
Caveat: This is a post that comes from nowhere and really belongs nowhere but, for me, permeates everywhere. I love the show CBS Sunday Morning. I love the music. I love the pace. I love the art. I love the connection. I love the vignettes. Why? I don't know. But, today, I was reminded: When … Continue reading Re: Connect
Kid President's suggestions are AWESOME: Don't be in a party. Be a party. Click. Click. Click. A short, sharp sound. Clique. Clique. Clique. Small, exclusive group of people. Party. A detachment, squad, or detail; a social gathering. Strive to be a party rather than be in a party. I've been in a clique and out of … Continue reading Guide to Awesome… Day 57
Someone once told me I reminded them of the cow in the photo above. I can see the similarity in the photo below. The same person tole me I looked like that "Justin Beaver" kid. That still makes me laugh. But it always makes me think. Take off the lens of all I think I … Continue reading A New Perspective
One July, too long ago, I spent a week in New Orleans. I was with my church and half us were spending time building homes with Habitat for Humanity and the other half of us organized and facilitated the summer bible school program the church in NOLA didn't have the staff to continue. Everyone worked during the … Continue reading Vacuum
Sometimes, there's just not enough. Not enough... Empathy Love Hope Peace Quiet Soul Inspiration Time Energy Understanding Compassion Humanity All of us are short on these right now. All of us need a little more, whether we know it or not. All of us could give a little more, whether we know it or not. … Continue reading Not enough?
Ok. So, tomorrow is Saturday. Totally a perfect day to unplug. Put down the phone. Close the computer. Power down the tablet. For all intents and purposes, move all technology to the settings that you would feel secure if you were taking off on a flight with 100 air marshals ensuring your devices were in … Continue reading Unplug
We all know that old adage: One man's trash is another man's treasure. We all have a general understanding of what that means, right? Ok. I LOVE Ted Talks. I love Ted Talks by Sir Ken Robinson. Now I love books by Sir Ken Robinson. His talks, books, and ideas help me understand the world … Continue reading One man’s trash…
Let the water settle; you will see the moon and stars mirrored in your being. - Rumi There is so much churning in the world. Consider stillness. Inaction and stillness are not the same things. Contemplate the proceedings. Scrutinize what you hear. Conscientiously determine your path forward. Own your journey. Leave it all out there. … Continue reading Stillness
One of the times you sit down or stand still and square yourself away to engage in some screen time, put it away. Turn it off. Step out of virtual reality and into actual reality. Study actual reality. Study the world outside your living room window. Study what's in front of your windshield the next … Continue reading Intend to study
Mindful moment of intention today Take time throughout the day to step away from the screen and look around. Look up. Look down. Look into the eyes of the people you are with. Thanks for reading this post today, but turn off this screen, unplug from the constant stream of electronic information for a few … Continue reading Look away from the screen…
Sometimes, mindful living is in the details. Today I offer that you can be mindful in a moment and immediately after, forget that mindfulness. Sure enough, though, when you least expect it, a spark of inspiration can remind you of those long-lost mindful moments and encourage you to do what you can to increase their frequency. Have … Continue reading Attention to detail…
Tomorrow is the first day of a BRAND NEW WEEK! Do you know what that means? It is an opportunity to decide how you want the rest of the week to go. Sure, you can't control the traffic, the coworkers, the clients, the patients or patience, the agents or accountants, the students or the studies. … Continue reading Sunday night
On the fourth day of the new year... it was another first day. Today was the first Wednesday of 2017. We're about half way through the FIRST week of the new year. I've talked with several people who already feel the "new" of the new year wearing off. That may be, but I think there's … Continue reading On the fourth day of…
And on the third day, we had another first day. Many people started their work week today. Did you? Some started new workout plans, new diets, new routines, new schedules, etc. Did you start something today? If so, it's the perfect day to start. Every day is a new first day. Today was the day … Continue reading And on the third day…
Today is the first day. What does it start? The year? The year 2017. The journey you've been waiting your whole life to begin? Why are you still waiting? The process to go back to school? The planning of the life you've always wanted to live? LIVING the life you've always wanted to live? Do … Continue reading The first day…