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#58: Tour the Basilica

During my first visit to the city I now call home, I participated in a bus tour that drove past various landmarks and popular destinations.  As I saw sculpture gardens, art museums, theaters, and other well-known sites, I remember telling … Continue reading

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Retreat photos

Howdy everyone!  I’m back from my most recent retreat, and will write a post later this week (when I have more time) debriefing some of my experience.  In the meantime, below are a few pictures of the retreat center that … Continue reading

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#96: Get an aromatherapy diffuser for my car

A few years ago, the idea came to me that my commute from work might be a bit more enjoyable if I had some pleasant sensory stimulation occurring at the same time as the unpleasant. Perhaps the presence of a … Continue reading

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The lilacs are in bloom

I was 26 years old when I smelled my first lilac.  That might sound crazy, but it’s true.  I was in my first year of grad school, and the college had tons of lilac bushes lining the entire campus perimeter.  … Continue reading

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Unexpected wisdom

This week has been an unusual one for me.  My routine schedules have been thrown off completely; and while it’s good for me to get pulled from my habits (and therefore the comfort I find in structure, predictability, familiarity), it … Continue reading

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Respiratory relief

Well… I’m still sick.  Today, the things that made me smile were the things that helped me breathe easier – literally.  They included: My neti pot. I neti every morning (and have done so for at least the past 5 … Continue reading

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Maturing – in many ways

Over the past few months I’ve been noticing that I’m getting older.  Seemingly overnight, I saw gray hairs grow, wrinkles appear, and my spine shrink.  I’m having to face the reality that my body is not “mine” to control, and … Continue reading

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Irony from Mother Nature

This morning I drove across the city to attend a monthly book club meeting.  As I moved along the freeways, I noticed how white and chalky everything looked.  As I maneuvered along the side streets, I observed by how brown … Continue reading

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Unlikely meditation

In January of this year I started a meditation group at my workplace.  (If you are curious about it, see the January 12, 2010 post located on my meditation blog.)  Over the past eleven months the group has grown from … Continue reading

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Hey… you’re okay…

I’m a little stressed out today. Actually, I’ve been a little stressed out for the past few days. And it is all 100% of my own doing. Grr. I have a project going on at work that is very cool, … Continue reading

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