I’m not a new year’s resolution kind of gal, but I do like the sense of pause at the turn of the year to reflect on what my priorities are for the next stretch. It’s less about resolving to be a more perfect person than accepting more deeply the person I already am and moving […]
This short piece is one of the best I’ve read on releasing the grip of our control freak selves. It’s a timely word here in the midst of various holiday seasons and the turning of the new year. May it land with an exhale in your day.
You don’t need to be a “writer” to make sentences that will change your life. If you want to skip this next part and get started making sentences, go here. A friend sent me this short essay by philosopher/programmer/artist Paul Graham in which he says, “If writing down your ideas always makes them more precise
Thich Nhat Hanh had this to say about blaming: When you plant a tree, if it doesn’t grow well, you don’t blame the tree. You look into the reasons it isn’t doing well. It may need fertilizer or more water or less sun. We never blame the tree. Yet we’re quick to blame our child.
Take a look at this site with tree root drawings. Here’s one of the humble Scots Pine — isn’t that amazing? Look up your favorite tree and appreciate it in its fullness (you’ll need to look up its scientific name first if you don’t know it already). We humans walk around on top of the