It’s been a tough few days. A series of events can make you feel drained and exhausted. So I’m doing some self-talk about not being too hard on myself and allowing myself to rest. I have a box of letterpress type to sort, letters to send, and books to read. I love Jill Bolte Taylor’s … [Read more…]
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What? You, too? I thought I was the only one.” C.S. Lewis ************* I’ve had several of these moments lately, and each time I feel myself sighing in gratitude. Opening up to friends takes some courage, but when we realize we are all … [Read more…]
I’ve always said I print what is in my head. These days I’m thinking about peace. Rick Hanson, author, wrote in his recent newsletter: “I’ve been reflecting about my tendencies to get attached to views and outcomes: to how I see things and what I hope happens. Normal, sure, but this attachment – this fixation, drivenness, … [Read more…]
I know it’s because my heart is racing, or the breathing is shallow. I may not be consistent with yoga or meditation, but I’ve learned it’s my breath that I can always come back to. And it works. Inhale slowly, hold, and exhale slowly. Within minutes, I can feel it.
Well, I’m not searching, I’m happy. But this post makes me think. Doland recommends taking one day every week or every month to simply observe yourself: It’s about tuning in to what you are doing, who you are doing it with and how it makes you feel. How much worry, stress, anger, joy or contentment … [Read more…]