For decades I’ve had knitting spurts. I’d knit for a few weeks or months — then stop — often for years at a time. It gave me so much joy — until it didn’t. Now I’m back in the mood, but this time, as part of a monthly practice of daily knitting, I’ve been untangling […]
Last month it seemed as if my schedule blew up. Every week I had three online classes (with homework) and at least three meetings, as well as helping a friend launch her website and a hefty amount of zazen. I treasured each of those pieces, but the sum total was too much. Not to mention […]
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 […]