Category Archives: Reflections

Deciding to be happy again (and again)

Drama came crashing in at the start of the week without warning. And I was mad. Mad that there was nothing I could do to change the situation. Mad that the people I love were hurting each other so horribly. … Continue reading

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Pausing for space

Moments of pause have always had a specific purpose in my life. Pause the movie to dash upstairs for the quickest of bathroom breaks. Pause to jot down information. Pause for self-interrogation of what I’m forgetting in rushing out the … Continue reading

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Getting wild with wisdom

The book had been on various shelves of mine for close to a decade. As I shifted from one home to the next, it went unopened. The scrawling red “Wild Mind” text on the spine screamed for attention but the … Continue reading

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Begin again

On those yoga days when I’ve misplaced my balance and my tree pose looks like it’s being rattled by an earthquake, I just let myself wobble. I try my best to remain on one foot. The majority of the time … Continue reading

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A spontaneous reward

My typical Monday through Thursday can best be summarized by one word: discipline. I work. I go to the gym. I pick up my dog from my mom’s house. I eat dinner. I write. Not super exciting. And that same … Continue reading

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Lost and found

As I flew to Albuquerque with my dad for our annual father/daughter ski vacation, our skis and boots went on an adventure vacation of their own thanks to some airline mishaps. We found out about this missing-in-action equipment party shortly … Continue reading

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Change of plans

I wasn’t super excited to run after work on Monday. My muscles were lamenting the aftereffects of my return to power yoga the day before. My enthusiasm was at rock-bottom accompanied by my energy level. And there was absolutely nothing … Continue reading

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Living, hating and surrendering to the questions

“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given … Continue reading

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Getting jeggin’ with it

There are some secrets that just shouldn’t be shared but I’m going to do it anyways. I am now the proud owner of jeggings. Yes, those stretch pants with printed-on seams and distressed patterns that transform what would ordinarily be … Continue reading

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The Art of Happiness Toll House Style

As I clutched the bag of Nestle Toll House chocolate chunks left orphaned by my December holiday baking, I remembered the wise words of the Dalai Lama that I read just yesterday: “Will it bring me happiness?” Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! … Continue reading

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