our year of resolve

Did you know that when a tree sheds its leaves for winter, it’s not as dead as it may look? Despite its beautiful, barren appearance, it is already full of tiny buds, breaking their way out through the branches in preparation for their blossom into spring. Therefore, while we view winter as a time of…

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5. reckoning with the creative path

Let’s talk about fairy tales. Happily ever afters. Fulfilled destinies. Good winning over evil. Let’s talk about dreams. Let’s talk about choosing a dream over something more secure and easily definable. And then, let’s talk about struggle. Let’s talk about hard work. Let’s talk about uncertainty and failure and falling off the horse because your…

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returning to the breath

There’s a lesson taught in every yoga class I’ve ever sat in: focus on the breath, inhale through the nose, exhale through the mouth, and clear your mind. It’s really hard to do. But what I like about it is this: every instructor I’ve had will say, just as your mind begins to drift, that…

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mindfulness v. meditation

About a week ago, I began the intensive daily practice of driving slowly out of our driveway and maintaining a low RPM to allow a gradual increase in speed up until a certain hill on our road. It sounds like a weird thing to worry about, right? I’m doing this because I was recently enlightened…

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