Respite

Yesterday was a stunning respite from winter. The sky was a subtle cobalt blue, unmarred by even the slightest suggestion of a cloud. The temperature, already reasonable at dawn, climbed into the sixties, bringing with it a warmth that has been absent for months. I spent the day chasing the sun. I elected to skipContinue reading “Respite”

You Up For Something New?

That was the text that came to my phone at 3:30 this afternoon. Of course, there’s only one appropriate response: “Sure.” The text came from a friend of mine that I frequently refer to as my “sprinting buddy.” We first met at the gym a couple of years ago. He was in the early stagesContinue reading “You Up For Something New?”

Taming the Monkey Mind: My Monkey’s Alive

Do you ever have one of those days where you just feel a little more alive than usual? Everything just seems a little bit clearer. The breath a little lighter? The focus just a little clearer? I’ve had one of those days today. It’s just a normal Saturday for me – writing, laundry, meditation, gymContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: My Monkey’s Alive”

My Favorite Gifts

Christmas is a season with conflicted values – spiritual butting up against the material. Many of us (and I’m including myself) struggle with trying to find the balance between the commercial and the intent. Perhaps we can find a place where both can reside. I looked back at my favorite gifts that I have receivedContinue reading “My Favorite Gifts”