On medical leave

I am on medical leave right now and hoping to resume blogging in late July. I am able to send monthly newsletters. You can subscribe to those here. Right now, I am considering the kind promise "I will be tender with...

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Is there a mindful poem here?

Is there a mindful poem here?

My thoughts are clouds and I am the sky. My thoughts are fish and I am the ocean. Pop-ups lure me to something different but I am writing this poem My phone murmurs other options but I am writing this poem. I want to sit and watch the river. there was a waterfall...

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Drop into this moment

Drop into this moment

Drop into this moment feel your breath as it moves past your nostrils in and out Understand that your fear is not the truth Nor are your regrets when they come back make sacred space around them and watch as they ebb and flow you will survive their movement even when...

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how can you think about well-being when you are sick?

how can you think about well-being when you are sick?

I am exploring the kind promise “I will spend my days in a way that enhances the well-being of myself and others.” This promise came about because I am afraid of spending my day binge watching TV. I know someone with advanced MS who does that. As I have played with...

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Skillful thoughts make rich soil for happiness

Skillful thoughts make rich soil for happiness

It’s spring and time for gardening metaphors. It’s snowing outside in Minneapolis and yet this feels like winter kissing us goodbye. The temperature and the soil are warming, ready to make a hospitable environment for plants. Gardeners know, though, that enriching the...

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Four practices for well-being

Four practices for well-being

Last week I explored the Greater Good Science Center’s 9 keys to well-being. I have 12 Kind Practices. Greater Good has quizzes to help you figure out where you might want to concentrate, but even that can be overwhelming. Each morning, I remind myself of four...

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