being busy

Int., cafe. WOMAN enters, catches sight of OTHER WOMAN. WOMAN: OMG, it's been forever! how ARE you? OTHER WOMAN: Busy! Good, but So Busy!! WOMAN: I know, right? Where did this come from? I catch myself saying it all the time, whether it's true or not. Like it's a virtue. A badge of honor. Like... Continue Reading →

Compassion.

Ask yourself what’s missinig in contemporary news and discourse. What underlies divisiveness and hate speech. What makes some encounters (with a police officer, or a doctor, or someone you expect to care) so completely demoralizing. And what causes hopelessness and pain and substance use and. . . My answer: compassion is missing. When a person... Continue Reading →

Diet Wars: Twitter Edition

This week, the American Heart Association posted a recipe for overnight oats on their twitter account. The recipe called for oats, skim milk, banana, nuts, and a little maple syrup. This sounds pretty innocuous, right?  You could quibble with including fat-free dairy, or a little added sugar, if you're looking for a specific and fine-tuned... Continue Reading →

Let’s talk yoga!

I practice yoga pretty much every day. And since I moved to Portland, one of my favorite spots is Woodlawn Yoga, which is in my neighborhood and a short walk away. It gives me a great home base where I can always drop in even if I decide at the last second that I want... Continue Reading →

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