Happiness, Try this at home

If You Like Pina Coladas

tropical drink

Once upon a time, I was sitting on the beach at the end of a lovely vacation. As I sat by the water sipping a pina colada and watching the sun set, I felt sad about going home. Then it hit me– I can do this whenever I want to. True, I didn’t live near the beach and I wouldn’t always be on vacation. But, I could drink pina coladas and watch the sun set any time I felt like it.  I could do it every single night if I wanted to. What’s stopping me? All I have to do is pull out the blender to make myself something tropical and vacation-y. I can even top it with one of those cute little umbrellas. Heck, I can put on a sarong and sip a tropical drink on a Tuesday night.

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Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things


Note: I’m not in love with this post, but I decided to share it anyway. Why? Because sometimes we need to share an idea before it’s fully formed. I think part of what bothers me is that I don’t quite know if it’s true. Do we all have a place of peace and quiet that we can access any time? Maybe the title should really be a question: “Can we find a place of rest in the middle of things?”

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Body, Connect with self, Home life, Try this at home

What Questions are You Answering?


Reframing with New Questions

I have a bad habit of writing my to-do lists on little scraps of paper and then losing them. This means, of course, that I have to write a new list that includes “find other lists.” Clearly, it’s a flawed system.

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Connect with self, Happiness, Mind, Try this at home

Personal Mission Statement

Do things that matter. See the world.

A few years ago, I decided to write a personal mission statement for myself. It was 2011 to be exact and it was not the first time, nor the last, that I found myself flailing in a sea of existential angst. One thing I’ve learned over time is that, thankfully, these spells don’t tend to last long. My recipe for existential angst involves a somewhat annoying episode of navel gazing with a splash of ennui, topped off with the Big Questions.

Why are we here? What am I doing with my life?  

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