Lately with everything going on—the tanking economy, rising COVID-19 cases nationwide, a federal government that toggles between authoritarian overreach, lies, and violence and complete inaction, climate change continuing unabated, increasing … Continue reading When Hope is Too Much to Ask For
During the twelfth week after the vernal equinox, we got to hike with our friend Linda again.
We left the house early to beat the heat for our hike during the eleventh week after the vernal equinox.
Due to some discord in my community, I’ve been feeling a great deal of emotional stress lately. It kind of sucks, but it’s also provided me a chance to recognize some … Continue reading Dealing with Stress
I borrowed this book from my friend Melanie ages ago (about three years ago, I think). I started it right away after I borrowed it, and while I appreciated the … Continue reading Everyday Blessings by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
I’ve not had much luck with gratitude practices. Picking out things to be grateful about feels either forced or redundant, and I end up feeling like an ass when I still feel miserable … Continue reading Organic Gratitude
On the train home from Boston the other night, I referred to my friend’s son by the wrong name. She was very nice about it when she corrected me. “Now that … Continue reading Gratitude for Imperfection
“Who am I?” I asked myself again and again during the weekend meditation retreat I attended in August. It was the first time I had been away from my five-year-old son … Continue reading Who Am I?
One month of my nine-month Habit Experiment is done as of today. Yippee! July’s Habit: Mindful Internet Use To refresh your memory, my goals for this month were… (cue Wayne’s World … Continue reading The Habit Experiment: July Wrap-up and August Kick-Off
When I was pregnant with my daughter I would think about my desire to birth without pain medication and couldn’t figure out why so many women had trouble refusing it. … Continue reading How is wifi like an epidural? (Habit Experiment Check-In, Week 3)
This first week of mindful internet use has been moderately enlightening. Some of my insights so far: – When I was away from my computer, I didn’t feel a pull to … Continue reading Evading the Still, Small Voice Within
My children’s flute teacher retired from teaching last month, and the process of finding a new flute teacher has been fraught. Their relationship with their teacher was so close, the … Continue reading Smashing Assumptions