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the formula for a thriving life

the formula for a thriving life

We live in a culture that embraces speed.  Do everything as fast as you can, it tells us, and you will be enough. We live in a culture that brokers in more.  Do more work.  Have more things.  Keep going, it tells us, and you will feel happy. And so we set goals.  We come […]

wishing you all good things…

wishing you all good things…

 

Your one absolute to do this holiday season

Your one absolute to do this holiday season

So, here we are.  If you are stateside, we are just days away from kicking off the most wonderful time of the year… the Thanksgiving to New Year’s time span that is filled to overflowing with togetherness, love, goodness, merriment, joy, happiness, and, well, if we are being real here, anxiety.  Because while, in theory, […]

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little sensory exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses.  It’s a whole heart exercise with plenty […]

41 things to do before turning 42

41 things to do before turning 42

So, every year in anticipation of my birthday, I write a list. Do a set of fifteen regular pushups. Take my parents to visit family in Puerto Rico. Complete a century bicycle ride. Raise at least $5000 for cancer research. Work with turtles. It started as a simple dare. Find something to do outside of […]

Creating Your Most Wonderful Time of the Year

With the calendar now in November, we have officially hit the most wonderful time of the year. Wait, did you just pause when reading that? While the holidays should be a lovely time for family togetherness and personal reflection, it often doesn’t turn out that way.  An overscheduled calendar, demanding relatives, and financial strain can […]

I got new eyes!

Friday Reflections

Ariadna shares her Circle de Luz experience Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little sensory exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses. […]

My Favorite Reads in My 40th Year

My Favorite Reads in My 40th Year

With my 41st birthday approaching, I am looking back at the books I read in my 40th year and sharing with you a few that you might enjoy reading, too.  My tastes are eclectic but perhaps the variety offered in this list will lead you to something you’ll love reading, too. Missing You by Harlan […]

It's time to claim your dreams.

It’s time to claim your dreams.

At twenty-five, I was an obsessive high school teacher and coach.  While my work was incredibly rewarding and fun, I didn’t have much fun outside of work.  And then I got sick and laying around on the couch for weeks made me realize that there was more that I should be doing- and wanted to […]

a super serious SWAT team police officer

Friday Reflections

Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little sensory exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses.  It’s a whole heart exercise with plenty […]