Day 189 of #LiveWell2017 So, how is this living well in 2017 experiment going? After six months of practicing mindfulness, meditation, kindness, and generosity with greater intention, I find that I don't have to work at it as much as I did in the beginning. It is more natural now to stop and take deep … Continue reading Share your resources for living well
Day 175 of #LiveWell2017 Today in Portland, no less than five naked bike rides are scheduled, including the World Naked Bike Ride that rolls at 9:00 PM tonight. These organized bike rides are symbols of the ultimate freedom we have in this country - to be able to express our ourselves freely and openly in … Continue reading Grateful for the freedom of expression
Day 159 of #LiveWell2017 Anyone who knows me knows I hate clutter. Whether it's physical (like too much stuff on the counter) or digital (like too much email), clutter makes me anxious. Clutter wastes my time and my mental energy. To me, part of living well means living an uncluttered life. So, when I find … Continue reading Should I unsubscribe?
Day 157 of #LiveWell2017 I love to read great writing. Great writing doesn't have to win awards or critical acclaim. For me, great writing connects me to a place, person, idea, or story and inspires me to act, captures my imagination, or makes me think deeply and differently. Great writing turns words into pictures, sentences into … Continue reading Thanks to great writers
Day 153 of #LiveWell2017 Today, I am grateful for this little app called Insight Timer that has helped me stay on track with my meditation practice. It includes guided meditations and dharma talks that help me learn and give my practice some variety and inspiration. When I use it to meditate, I can see that there … Continue reading My favorite meditation app
Day 152 of #LiveWell2017 I know I've said thanks to bicycles before, but today is the Kickoff Ride for Pedalpalooza, Portland's annual month-long celebration of bicycles and biking! After a long, cold winter, Pedalpalooza gives every bicyclist in the metro area a chance to come together as a biking community and kick off summer fun. We … Continue reading Let’s kick off another month of gratitude!
Day 151 of #LiveWell2017 This has been a roller coaster of a month and a test of my mindfulness practice in a lot of ways. There have been moments of great joy and great sorrow, all a part of this messy, beautiful life we live. The sunny, spring weather has made hiking and biking more frequent … Continue reading May #LiveWell2017 recap