January 30, 2019

A few years ago, when I decided I wanted to teach mindfulness, I struggled with what to call my business. I didn’t want my name to be part of it, but I couldn’t seem to find the right sentiment.

Towards the end of my teacher training we discussed the concept of “commo...

September 3, 2018

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you might find…you get what you need.”

- The Rolling Stones

Life sometimes takes a turn that we don’t plan on. After one thing doesn’t go as planned, other things may follow suit. It’s nothing to be worried ab...

April 20, 2018

I don’t think many would disagree with me that parenthood is hard. We learn how to be a parent basically by doing. I read all the “What to Expect” books, and they didn’t really help me at all. I don’t remember reading that I would get nearly no sleep the first few mont...

March 29, 2018

Sometime between the first and second of December last year my father died. It evidently happened without much fanfare. He was discovered by a cousin of his on the morning of the 2nd. I hear it was a heart attack, although I’m not sure who made that determination.

My br...

January 5, 2018

In the early days of MTV, I was an impressionable pre-teen (don't do the math here). One of the most played videos during the fall of 1981 was "Once in a Lifetime" by the Talking Heads. It's a song that at the time I thought was a bit of jibberish (although catchy jibb...

October 26, 2017

If you're anything like me, I have learned that one of the best ways to keep myself on track is to have a "To-Do" list. At any given moment, I have a clear overview of what needs to be accomplished and there will be some task on my list (small or large) that I can take...

October 11, 2017

Throughout my life, this question has been asked of me (and I'm sure you, too) many times. It's our way of getting to know a person better. I guess it's more neutral ground to start on with a stranger than the question, "What neighborhood do you live in?" or "Where do...

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