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Mind, Quotes June 25, 2012

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 life is on a stroll….

Body, Mind, Self-Awareness, Training June 20, 2012

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 shown me a way to get there, that it’s possible. To smooth out the breathing when your instinct is to make huffy breaths. To have the strength…..

Mind, Quotes, Self-Awareness June 14, 2012

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 that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider…..

Mind, Quotes, Spring/Summer June 9, 2012

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 had to rise, lean…..

Mind, Quotes, Self-Awareness June 8, 2012

The Great Paradox

This is one of my favorite paradoxes. Two seemingly opposite statements (important? but not serious?) which in fact, are both valid in their own right. I love this one because it snaps you back to reality. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the “business”, “busy-ness”, of the day and to feel as if…..

Mind, Quotes, Self-Awareness June 5, 2012

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 rational hesitation…..

Citizenship, Learning May 29, 2012

The First Year

Good Life Road is one year old today!
I am so grateful for this space that has uplifted, challenged, inspired, and connected me to so many wonderful, interesting, smart, and creative people. Writing this blog has become both a journey…..

Mind, Style, The Arts May 21, 2012

Wordless Inspiration #1 – Design

This post is part of a series in which I will post from time to time, something (usually an image with no words) that inspires me. Inspires me to dream, to do better, to gape at creativity and talent, to appreciate more. I believe that taking joy and inspiration in the…..