ch-ch-ch-changes. . .

So, I’m moving. Moving from Arizona to Oregon. Moving from one job to a new one. Transitions engender reflection, and I'm thinking about what I really value. This effect shows up as I sort my possessions. I've thought about this before, but now it's inescapable. Do I like this? Do I use it? Do I... Continue Reading →

Transformative practices

It’s something that you do, deliberately and consistently, whether or not you feel like it, the circumstances are right, you do a good job— this is what makes it a practice,— and it causes a fundamental shift in some part of your life— this is what makes it transformative. So often we seek change— we... Continue Reading →

beyond “what to eat.”

I see so many articles about excactly what to eat to lose weight, have more energy, sleep better, be happier, find enlightenment. . . and it drives me crazy. there are not 5 secret foods that will change your life. no, ma’am. there’s more to it than that, yes? it seems like the “what” is... Continue Reading →

on showing up.

i got what i asked for for christmas this year: new running socks, and an annual pass to the yoga studio. then i went to a workshop at the studio called "articulate your aim"-- where we wrote for a while, talked for a while, and did some kick-ass-asana. my aim? it started out as "show... Continue Reading →

On routines, cooking, and being ready.

“Mise en place forces cooks to account for every minute of their time and every moment,” as chef Dwayne Lipuma is quoted in a recent NPR article.First, what the enfer is mise en place? It’s french for “put in place”, and it’s a term used in cooking for the setup of ingredients and tools gathered... Continue Reading →

Just do it.

I am good at mulling things over. This can be a good quality— it leads to introspection, self knowledge, and considered action. But it can also lead to paralysis, and talking yourself out of things, and second-guessing. So we all have a natual “set point” that we operate at— some people are impulsive, some people are... Continue Reading →

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