Living on Purpose vs. Living by Default

Imagine your house without heat. I just had a visit from a longtime friend who did just that, and I was chilled by his description of what it was like inside his home last winter. At no time was it clearer to me that I am a huge pansy addicted to comfort. The intent...

Overstuffed Brains Clog – 4/09

It’s been the hardest lesson of my life, paying attention. I mean REALLY paying attention. Oh, I thought I was all along, but I realize now that I was constantly either thinking ahead to the NEXT thing, or about what already happened. Here’s what I know for sure:...

Paying Attention Avoids Accidents – 2/08

I’ve been having little kitchen accidents lately. My dentist scolded that I wasn’t flossing good enough then showed me pictures of what could happen to my gums. Yeow! These two events may seem unrelated, but I put them together recently after reading a...

Quiet Rests Your Brain – Sept. ’05

Lately I noticed how much clearer I can think when it is quiet, so these days I start my mornings with NO electronic noise, hoping to get a better handle on my day. I hold myself back from turning on the radio, TV, or even soft music as I fix and eat breakfast. I...

Sit in the Garden – June ’05

This long 4th of July weekend is the perfect time. If you have a yard of any kind, see if you can set up a private little niche to put a comfortable seat in. It’s so easy to get caught up in the maintenance and the “looking good” aspect that sometimes we forget to...