Aspirations & organization: the magic of beginning

New year. New calendar. New goals. January brings the opportunity to review last year, looking at what did or didn’t happen while anticipating the year ahead. Every day is a launching pad to the future, but the beginning of the year feels particularly auspicious. As you contemplate the upcoming year, create a vision. Start at the end…

Go with the Flow

Evocative advice. Unfortunately, my flow would leave me reading a selection chosen by my book group rather than The Secular Revolution: Power, Interests, and Conflict in the Secularization of American Public Life, not a title that rolls off the tongue or one I’d be inclined to choose if I were browsing the library shelves. The 95…

Be well

There are so many lifestyle habits that provide benefits to body, mind and spirit. Why do we have such a hard time incorporating self-care practices into our lives? Scientific research backs up the connections between taking care of ourselves physically to stay heart strong, but also for brain protection. Exercising, eating nutritionally and getting sufficient sleep are…

Finding a Topic For My Blog

  I found myself looking in vain for a topic for today’s post. None of the ideas I had notes on or the drafts of partial posts resonated. I looked around for inspiration and saw Eliza rejecting my proposed topics too. At first I was upset. When I meet with Joan, even if it is just…