With the continued escalation of world problems along with the persistent, never ending ideological debates, it feels nearly impossible to escape heightened stress levels in our daily lives. IT (aka STRESS) is lurking everywhere. Even our safe zones have now been infiltrated. IT fills our coffee houses, our roads, our Happy Hours with friends like… Continue reading Where do you Find “it”?
To consider myself a mountain biker, or a biker of any sort, would be like considering my French Mastiff to be a lap dog. Does he like to sit in my lap? Yes. Does he fit? Not quite. Although I lack the refined skills to master any rock gardens and taking a berm would be… Continue reading Bike Lessons
I quit my job this week which is one of the best decisions I have made in a long time- long overdue as well since I pretty much knew three months into this job that it was not a fit. After over 30 years into this game of work and careers, I have clarity as… Continue reading Breaking Work Ties (and it feels so good!)
Some days it is easy to identify why you are happy. Some days you have to stretch your mind to find the happiness and other days you are happy just because. Today was a “just because” happy day for me. Buddhism calls this a mind of virtue and indeed we can have a virtuous mind even when… Continue reading The Cause for Happy
In my lunchtime meditation class yesterday, the teaching was focused upon compassion. Some might feel that compassion is an easy concept to grasp and for others, not so much. While I lean toward the former, there inevitably are times when demonstrating compassion can be challenging at best. It is easy to find compassion when watching… Continue reading Finding Compassion