My happiness project officially ended a couple of weeks ago. Shall I announce, now, that I am happy happy happy? Well, I am. Sometimes.
In January of 2010, I started working through Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read . . . → Read More: Happy Happy Joy Joy
Do you ever get the feeling that you are exactly where you’re supposed to be? I was lucky enough to experience that twice this past week. The first time was when we got our new cat. The second time was when I walked into the Shambhala Center on Wednesday night.
They have open meditation from . . . → Read More: Sit Still
My big plan for the weekend was to rest. Then I spent the first half of today trying to rest, which is (I think) the opposite of resting.
First, I had to figure out whether I should take the cat-piss down comforter to the dry cleaners or if I could wash it at home. Then . . . → Read More: Rest in Peace
Lose weight. Exercise. Eat better. Well, sure, those are great ways to take care of yourself physically, but when you’re barely taking care of yourself at all because, say, you’re a parent to a young child or an older child with school and homework and music class and soccer, when are you going to fit . . . → Read More: 5 Easy Ways to Take Care of Your Body
Do you ever get to the end of the day and have no idea what you did, or ate, or wore? Where were you? Who did you talk to? What happened to all those hours?
Frequently at bedtime, Cavanaugh and I play “Let’s Talk About the Day.” We either talk about what we did that . . . → Read More: Seeking Balance
“You’re looking so much better,” is a strange kind of compliment, but one that I happily took today. It came from a man I’ve been seeing in meetings I started attending in February, twelve days before I agreed to a divorce.
I definitely wasn’t looking so hot back then, but the comment today was not . . . → Read More: Dump the Frump