I’ve always been a perfectionist. My new attitude towards things is “this is good enough”. I feel a lot more peaceful and satisfied, and I save a lot of time and energy with this new strategy. I had a reaction to a medication that makes sitting difficult due to pain. Being in the current health […] Read more
Book carving (check out the work of Brian Dettmer) Sculptures (you can even make some out of paper) Sand mandalas Singing Go Billiards Tea Metal wall art Playing the piano Producing music in Fruity Loops Reading and books (children’s, comics, biographies, fiction) Massage (giving and receiving) Bridge Juggle Ukulele Paint New language (Japanese, Chinese) Model […] Read more
“Analytical mindfulness” is a phrase I use to describe the intersection of self-help, psychology, self-reflection, Zen, mindfulness practice, and meditation. It blends the analytical (and at times intellectual) component of self-study alongside our more spiritual or intuitive sides. The reason we choose to engage in analytical mindfulness varies from person to person, but it may […] Read more
I believe it is very important to have a goal or a dream, and to spend much of one’s time dedicated towards achieving that objective. A young girl might want to play basketball in the WNBA; a man’s dream could be to fall in love and get married, as well as own a beautiful home with […] Read more
This is a story I wrote my freshman year of college. “Seatbelts on?” my dad cheerfully asked as we sat down in the back seat. “Yes,” my brother and I replied in unison. My father turned on his Bob Marley CD and opened the sunroof. I grinned from ear to ear as I opened my […] Read more
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