When I graduated from the University of Delaware in 1992, I had two goals: - Get an active job, preferably outdoors - Buy an F-150 pickup truck I applied for a park ranger position. Didn't get it. Life happened and, twenty-four years later, I am an editor who sits all day and drives a Mini … Continue reading Sick of Sitting All Day
Today I'm inclined to take my YogiTea bag message as universal truth. "The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment." What if it really were this simple? What if we could experiment with life and play and help make the world a better place and enjoy vacations and love our kids and be present … Continue reading Let’s Lighten Up, Friends!
To borrow a sporting term, the week between Christmas and New Year's is a "bye week." As the rotation goes, it's a week to watch the big game on TV, rather than suiting up. For all intents and purposes, 2015 is a wrap. With a few exceptions, folks find themselves without significant work or goals … Continue reading The Sweetest Week: Revving Up for 2016
For years I've been trying to shake a seemingly innate ability to worry about just about anything and everything. Like it's my job. Like I would be irresponsible if I weren't worrying. Like somehow my incessant worrying would tip the balance in order to allow for the positive outcome. Because I wanted it so much and … Continue reading I’m a Warrior, Not a Worrier
So I got Strep Throat over the weekend. My son had it six weeks ago - and had a bonus of an allergic reaction to the antibiotic. Soooo...I decided to take the natural route in fighting it myself. Now, I could spend the next 10 minutes extolling the virtues of "the gargle," but I'm not … Continue reading Body Talking? Mine too.
A message came to me in the middle of the night. Happiness hangs on my answer to a simple (not really) question: Is the world for me or against me? Forget about finding happiness in a future-scheduled vacation, in a weight-loss program, or in a relationship. If I think that the world (God, The Universe, people, etc) is … Continue reading Is the World “For Me” or “Against Me”?
I used to try to meditate. I knew it was good for me. I knew that it would calm me and quiet my noisy mind. But like I approach some (many) things good for me, I didn't meditate until I HAD TO. I had to because I hadn't slept more than 3-4 hours a night for … Continue reading Meditation and Mindfulness