“The degree to which you do not believe you have time to spend ten minutes sitting quietly is the degree to which you desperately need to spend ten minutes sitting quietly.” — Donna Farhi, in Bringing Yoga to Life It’s so tempting to tell yourself that you’re too busy to do anything quiet and contemplative….
As I write this, I’ve been on a solo writing retreat in Brunswick, Maine for almost 48 hours. It is heaven. Here’s what I love about it: No interruptions Don’t have to talk to anyone, much less three people at the same time Any messes are my own I can stay up reading as late…
Feeling overwhelmed is the pits. It feels like there is so much coming at you that you are drowning, you are powerless, you are rendered incapable of even thinking clearly. Which makes overwhelm extremely tricky, because how can you make good decisions in the grips of something that causes confusion? It’s like Carrie Matheson…
My kids spent the past weekend at my Dad’s house. It was heaven! They had a great time, and my husband and I had that most precious commodity—down time. Or rather, a chance to choose how we spent every minute of our time. For me, that included cleaning out the basement, going to Lowe’s to…
I recently had the good fortune to attend a mini meditation workshop with Sharon
Salzberg, where I had the chance to ask one of my most pressing questions about meditation.
If you practice an ancient self-care ritual–such as yoga or tai chi–think of all the people who have talked to one another over the last three thousand years, keeping the discipline alive and making your practice possible.
My two-year-old is a little angel until it’s time for a change in venue—no matter where we’re going to or coming from, transitions unsettle her and spark her worst behavior, from refusing to get dressed to crying to full-on tantrums.
Welcome to the holiday whirlwind! I’m already feeling like I need a weekend yoga retreat to get back on track, and the full-court holiday press has even begun yet.
You may know the Sea of Tranquility as a body of water located on the surface of the moon. Or you may think that it is a lovely-sounding yet mythical place, kind of like the Fountain of Youth.
A friend of mine recently emailed me during a fit of doubts. She’s a total stud of a writer—published regularly in a number of highly-regarded national markets, book author, breadwinner.