The power of THIS

Day 306 of #LiveWell2017 Me: What do you want to do today? Him: THIS. What do you think about when you are snuggled in bed during those pre-dawn moments before you are fully awake and not quite ready to get up and get on with the day? If you are like me, you are plotting, … Continue reading The power of THIS

Letting go of fear

Day 286 of #LiveWell2017 Someone once told me "fear is a great source of power." I suppose it can motivate one to action, but my experience is that it has more of a paralyzing effect. When I am fearful, I tend to withdraw, to want to hide, to cover up my fear with sometimes inappropriate … Continue reading Letting go of fear

Mindfulness on the bike

Day 271 of #LiveWell2017 Photo by William Hook on Unsplash This morning, my Facebook feed told me that on this day in 2009, I posted an article right here on this blog entitled "Appreciating the Present." I re-read that article and was astounded at how much it sounded like something I might write today. You can read it … Continue reading Mindfulness on the bike

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