To be afraid hardly means to be in danger

There’s so many things I haven’t done because of fear. There’s even more that I did after months or even years of procrastinating. Quitting an old job or starting a new one, asking someone out or breaking up, starting a new project or saying no to someone asking for a favor. At one point I […]

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Glitter jar

At a workshop today the teacher introduced me to a mindfulness jar. It’s not that different from a snow globe, a transparent vessel with some dense liquid and glitter in it, designed to be shaken up. In its most chaotic state, the jar represents what happens in your mind when you’re stressed and overwhelmed, with […]

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Warsaw by night

Night city winks at meWith a thousand eyes Chimneys windows streetlamps satellite bowls dancing To the tender hum of passing cars Dazzling parade of speed and light And yet— Look The northern star Sings quietly her eternal song Unlike her countryside friends So easy to miss But just as blissfully unaware Of the city hustle

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Still

Still you’re grasping personal happiness by the hair
Stashing away in just about any jar
Keeping a journal which means a monument to yourself
That’s why the air feeds you scantily
Invisible hands don’t guide you
What is grand won’t come against your will
All this ache in vain—cause you wouldn’t die
If you can’t let go of yourself
How could you gain everything

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Thank you Africa!

South Africa has way exceeded my expectations–again. I’ve been here before, and yet I wasn’t prepare for all this beauty and variety of surprising delights. Wherever we went to, the views were simply breathtaking. From mountains to ocean to lagoons to unique species that don’t exist anywhere else in the world, we spent two weeks […]

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Take this moment

What have I done To deserve these . Long winding roads Embraced gently by a Soft cloth of green . Ancient cathedrals Of rock wood and dirt Rising tall and wise Far above imagination . Sweet baby goat Who would let me hug her For a grain of corn . All these ridiculous Lush fairy […]

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