Why I’m starting the Anti Diet.

In the summer of 2010, my company started a six-month healthy living challenge. I enrolled because my department was aiming for 100% participation in the program, but when I got the results of my health screening, I was suddenly much more motivated than I had been before. I knew that I was chunky, but what read more »

Progress report.

So, I’m not entirely sure that this tactic is working. I often feel as if I’ve somehow “missed the point” of a lot of the things I want to be focusing on right now — mindfulness, living in the moment, and forming real habits instead of just trying to meet some goal each week so read more »

Allen and Peter.

Despite the fact that nonfiction makes up the bulk of my writing portfolio, I still feel as if I have the soul of a poet. Throughout my creative career, I have maintained a fascination with Allen Ginsberg. If William Blake is my Illuminary Multimedia Muse and Walt Whitman is my Influential Literary Fairy Grandfather, then read more »

Loving-kindness meditation.

Sometimes, I have a loving-kindness meditation routine that I follow during my five minutes of meditation in the morning. This was a meditation routine I cobbled together from a few different things I’d read over the past couple of years, and it’s helped me become centered and focused quickly in the mornings while promoting that read more »

Progress report.

Well, not only is my progress report almost a week overdue, but I was full of so much fail the last week I set goals, that I didn’t even bother to set goals for this past week! To be fair, I was pretty much expecting this — I knew that the big conference for work read more »

Progress report.

So, how did I do with my goals last week? 1. EAT: Stay under calorie budget 5 out of 7 days. Success! I will say that the two days I went over budget, I went WAY over budget, but I kept my diet in check the other five days of the week. Consequently, I felt read more »

Six objectives in six months.

In my last entry, I posted about these over-arching goals — these parts of my life I wanted to focus on improving throughout 2012. Now, I’ll post some defining objectives, and explain how I plan to reach these objectives over the course of the next several months. By June 30th, I will work towards: 1. read more »

Six Resolutions for the New Year.

So, my initial resolution for 2012 was to live with no goals. I am sad to say this has not really worked out for me so far. Tossing my goals and structure aside was supposed to help me live more mindfully in the moment; instead, I’ve lost all sense of priority, my boundaries have collapsed, read more »

Resting one’s heart on what is true.

“Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose. Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life and wait there patiently until the song that is your life falls into your own cupped hands and you recognize and greet it. Only then will you know how to give yourself read more »

Six things I wear to work.

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