Monthly Archives: June 2012

Life is Like a Box of Crayons

Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the eight-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got … Continue reading

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Do you take on easy problems as a way of avoiding the hard ones?

“People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.” –  Charles Bukowski It’s been said that there are two types of problems. Easy problems … Continue reading

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Life is on a stroll

“It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but … Continue reading

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How to relax under great strain

One of the greatest gifts of yoga is that it teaches us how to relax under great strain. This has by far been one of the most valuable gifts for me. I don’t always get it right but yoga has … Continue reading

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Today I am Excited About Everything

Saturday morning Long week of work behind me Exciting week ahead Heading to Chicago Monday (never been) Sweet little one just finished Kindergarten on Friday Fathers Day on Sunday So grateful for the Men I know Wishing you the same. … Continue reading

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Come As You Are

“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems … Continue reading

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The simplest memories of childhood

Riding the springy rocking horse as Charlie’s Angels Chicken and dumplings at the table Grandma’s velvety wallpaper Forts, hideaways, and hot lava carpet Hours in the pool, tipping each other off the raft Cousins Cold stewed peaches My sister and … Continue reading

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Lean from your window

“It was a quiet morning, the town covered over with darkness and at ease in bed. Summer gathered in the weather, the wind had the proper touch, the breathing of the world was long and warm and slow. You only … Continue reading

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The Great Paradox

par·a·dox [par-uh-doks] noun 1. a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth. This is one of my favorite paradoxes. Two seemingly opposite statements (important? but not serious?) which in fact, are both … Continue reading

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The Power of Commitment

“The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating — in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around like … Continue reading

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