Holiday Weirdness Is All Around

December 11, 2011

Chris and I went to Starbucks today. They had some holiday decals on the windows that I thought were a little wacky: Bird #1: Tra la la la la! I have a twig with berries! Bird #2: HOLY CRAP! What happened to your legs?!? I hope you’ll take time to appreciate the weirdness this holiday…

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Why You Need Breathing Space and How To Find It

November 29, 2011

I feel like an elephant has been sitting on my chest for months, and he has finally stood up and lumbered off to look for peanuts. And now I am able to take a full, deep, cleansing breath… …aaaaaahhhhh…. I feel lighter and hopeful and open—I never want to forget this feeling! Ecstasy! But you…

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Show Your Gratitude With a Thank You Jar

November 1, 2011

It’s November 1 and that means the Thank You Jar has returned. Chris and I have a Thanksgiving tradition that we’ve been doing for so many years I’ve forgotten where the idea originally came from. This tradition makes us feel connected as a family and truly grateful for all the good things in our lives.…

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You’re Not Fooling Anyone

October 17, 2011

“Hey, have you taken this class before?” I was standing outside the aerobics studio at my gym waiting for my favorite step aerobics class to begin. I turned toward the sound of the voice and was surprised by what I saw. The young lady was probably in her mid-20s. She had blond cornrows with pink…

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Being Mindful of Other Cultures

October 12, 2011

Sometimes I forget that the world doesn’t revolve around me. On Sunday, Chris and I were leaving our apartment to go out for lunch when we noticed police officers blocking off a lot of local streets with metal barriers. The sidewalks were crowded with people carrying folding chairs and coolers. What was going on? Slowly,…

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