Lose the phone

Day 142 of #LiveWell2017 I'm slowly working my way through Nancy Colier's book, The Power of Off. The first part of the book emphasizes our relationship with (i.e. our addiction to) technology and the second part lays out how that affects our relationships with others. So many of her examples could well be lifted right from the … Continue reading Lose the phone

On loss and letting go…

Day 135 of #LiveWell2017 Last week I lost something. My journal. The one I started on January 1st of this year and where I hatched my ideas for this blog and recorded quotes and notes from the many books I've read since then about meditation, mindfulness, kindness, and generosity. When I first realized it was … Continue reading On loss and letting go…

Today is a gift

Day 63 of #LiveWell2017 Every day is a gift. Be thankful. Today I read one of the most poignant, heart-wrenching essays I've ever read, from author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, written from her death bed. It is testament to a life lived well and to death faced with grace. It reminded me that we only have today, … Continue reading Today is a gift

Mindfulness practice: Listen

Day 32 of #LiveWell2017 Our minds and bodies are connected. Mental stress can cause us to get physically sick. We know that controlling our levels of stress can help us to stay healthier and happier. These days, with the world in constant chaos, it's more important than ever to remain mindful and centered, lowering our stress … Continue reading Mindfulness practice: Listen

There is only now

Day 6 of #LiveWell2017 The sentiment of living in the present moment - a "there is only now" philosophy - has been around a long time. From 13th century theologian, Meister Eckhart ("There exists only the present instant... a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only … Continue reading There is only now