Prepare For the Worst, Expect the Best and Live For Today

The people of Alaska absolutely captivated me. And nowhere was this more true than in Ketchikan, a town of around 8,000 people pressed between the towering mountains of the Tongass Forest on one side and the frigid waters of the Tongass Narrows on the other. Like many Alaskan cities, Ketchikan is only accessible by planeContinue reading “Prepare For the Worst, Expect the Best and Live For Today”

Guilty Pleasures

Have you ever noticed that children do not understand the concept of a guilty pleasure? Sunday afternoon found me in the bath tub after the completion of a daunting to-do list. I decided to do this bath right – I had the window open to listen to the rain, a glass of wine and aContinue reading “Guilty Pleasures”

Taming the Monkey Mind: Taking the Monkey for a Ride

My monkey mind has been unruly of late. It’s been delivering excuses to refrain from sitting quietly faster than McDonald’s serves up burgers. And the excuses are about as palatable. I could list those excuses, rationalize away my lack of mindfulness. But what’s the point? It’s just noise. Distraction. I have two friends, sisters, whoContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: Taking the Monkey for a Ride”

Broken Windows

I need to fix my broken windows. Not literal windows, luckily, since it’s been snowing for the past two days in Atlanta, but metaphorical windows. The types of fractured panes that, if you subscribe to the broken window theory, will lead to greater calamity if left unrepaired. Unlike the criminological perspective of the original theory,Continue reading “Broken Windows”