Category Archives: overview

Transitioning

As much as I want to close the lid on this year, I dread January. In order to prepare for that, I am turning inward, working on things I want to accomplish, and not getting worked up about the things … Continue reading

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Into White

  March might have gone out like a lamb, but April has lumbered in like a stunned polar bear—frigid temps, high winds, and snow. More than an aberrant dusting, this nonsense is into its second forty-eight hours, well past April … Continue reading

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Breathing In the New Year

Once Christmas is past, I can’t wait to clear the decks and halls of all things holly and jolly. The new year awaits, and I am always champing at the bit with big, creative plans. Or at the very least, … Continue reading

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Holiday Gratitude

I am being rewired. It is difficult to stay away from the screen, the ping, the endless loop that makes me feel connected to the world. Yet I often get the sense that real life is a distraction to our … Continue reading

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Flying By the Seat of My Pants

Until recently, when asked how things were in my life, I’d say (only one quarter in jest): “Oh, you know, circling the drain.” This has been a knee jerk response for several years now, revealing either a very clogged drain, … Continue reading

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Out of the Loop

A discarded NY Post beckons me from the train seat. The touch of a tabloid—guaranteed to pass a half hour of the commute as I milk the tacky content for nuggets to suck on en route to Grand Central—is too … Continue reading

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Clouds, Tadpoles, Rocks

The clouds…oh my. All July they billowed and ballooned, mounds of meringue on steroids, dolloped atop the layer of dense woods of hemlock and cherry and maple that abutt the farm fields surrounding Neil’s barn. Time was suspended–held in aspic, … Continue reading

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Choosing White

I tend to see things in black and white. Perfectionists do that. Yesterday was May 1, May Day, the ideal day for making new promises to myself. I had already begun a 30-day Yoga Journey on April 25,  a perfect … Continue reading

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Back To My Senses

I remember when… I remember zen… While the original intent of this exercise of “an hour at a time” didn’t have the staying power I had hoped for, I don’t consider that a failure. It looked good on paper. And … Continue reading

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Making A Point

“I can’t seem to face up to the facts. I’m tense and nervous and I can’t relax.”* I’m at the point where my care and concern about the outcome of this election is wreaking havoc with whatever peace of mind … Continue reading

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