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Health and Wellness

Should a Sense of Dread Come Over You

“It is the best of humanity that goes out to walk.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Health and Wellness

I no longer believe in daily meditation

I believe in hourly meditation instead

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Personal Musings

But is it kind?

Speaking mindfully and with compassion

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Personal Musings

When you’re angry, pull weeds

Wisdom from my father-in-law

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Personal Musings

When You Sweep, Sweep

Sweeping as a form of mindfulness.

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Nonfiction Memoir

This is Happiness

Happiness as a state of being in the present moment.

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Health and Wellness

Peace of Mind

There are times when my mind is at peace, when the anxiety is kept at bay — when all is calm and clear. I walk without worry or distraction. During these moments, I often wonder: is this how someone without anxiety feels on a usual basis?

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Health and Wellness

It Starts With the Breath

Presence is a gift. The act of being whole in the moment, unscattered, is worth more than any jewel.

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Health and Wellness

Just Be

Being does not mean doing. It does not mean not doing. Just be.

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Memoir Nonfiction

It Doesn’t Matter Where We Go

In the rearview, I glance back at my son Henry. He’s wearing a black t-shirt that has on its front drawings of insects, different kinds, beetles and flies—bugs that shout, “I am a boy!” He moves the toy truck into the air as if it has wings and glides on air.

“Do you know what my favorite thing to do with my dad was when I was growing up,” I ask Henry.

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Health and Wellness

Ease Stress and Anxiety in Your Life by Taking a Mindful Walk

With input from my three year old son.