Today I decided to give up unnecessary, “fun” shopping until May, 2021, so I won’t buy clothing, kitchen equipment, etc., for the next 10 months.
14 months ago I had a tip-of-the-tongue taste of Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Training and it changed my life. Astonishing. It was only a 1.5 day workshop — a synthesized version of their 8-week program. That it had such an impact has to do with my history. For 23 years I was what’s termed a “survivor […]
For the lovely month of May, my practice will be taking my time or, to be more specific, dropping the word “hurry” from my vocabulary. Why? Almost a year ago, Uncle Phil, a vigorous, modest, and still mentally acute 93-year-old, emailed his family a PDF about aging well. It’s 2-page treasure (which I’ll link to […]
Spring and COVID-19 are here full-force in Nashville, so what better monthly practice than spring cleaning? Add to the mix a deepening commitment to Zen (“chop wood, carry water”) practice and it becomes Spring Zen Cleaning. What’s Involved? It’s all about freshening up, lightening up, tidying up our beloved home. It’s decluttering a smidgen every […]
Can I become “indistractable” – or at least less distractable? That will be my March focus as I work daily on Nir Eyal’s book Indistractable.