Tag Archives: breathe

#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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