We live our daily lives without enough of a cushion. The alarm clock goes off, we rush out of the house, we franctically squeeze in all your errands, we work eight hours, we make it to dinner, we have five minutes of free time and then we collapse into bed to do it all again. We have allowed ourselves
Satelite radio gives me the privledge of listening to a world of possibilities as I drive to and from work everyday. Typically, I jam out to Hip Hop Nation, Shade 45 or the Spanish station Caliente, though I sometimes alternate my options with French talk radio, Doctor Radio and NPR. Possibilies is what life is
I am the first to admit that having Thanksgiving dinner on Halloween is, well, weird. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, so now I get to celebrate it twice. It is always wonderful to have family from out-of-town to gather in thanks over quality time and good food, even though I’m now a vegetarian and gluten-free. As we sat
Birthdays happen every day, but how often do we take the time to actually celebrate birthdays? I’m not talking about just throwing a party, or writing a card, I’m talking about reflecting on life. Maybe it’s in my nature to do so because I love writing lists, but I encourage you to do the same.
I bought my first hourglass yesterday. I didn’t need an hourglass, but I bought it because I wanted to watch time. Time, the worlds’ most valuable and possibly most overlooked asset, is relative. It flies by and, too often, we don’t realize how quickly it goes. We spend our childhoods anxious to grow up, and our adult lives wishing
Life is like a rainbow: for the vibrancy of its colors to appear, you need to both sunshine and rain. This morning, waking up to the pitter-patter of rain on my roof, I started thinking a lot about what makes my life colorful. As I sit with my cup of British peppermint tea from Fortnum
I’ve started trying to do nothing. This is not laziness, cynicism or withdrawal on my part, rather, this demands an incredible amount of effort. Try it yourself and you’ll see what I mean. Turn off your radio when you drive. Think about nothing when you lay down to go to bed at night. Turn down an invitation
As a child I could never differentiate the pronunciation between crayons and crowns, maybe it’s because I needed to attend speech therapy classes (which I did and received lots of stickers for my strides of progress), or because in my mind I never understood the point of a crown. In my candyland and lollipop world,
Halloween parties are like movies: they are guaranteed to be entertaining. As adults dress up in costumes and pretend to be someone they are not, something wonderful happens. Guards are let down and a good laugh is had. Laughter is the root of open learning, and learning is a treasure that will follow its owner anywhere.
Perhaps I should explain why I ever started drinking coffee, because I am not a real coffee drinker. I mean, I do drink real coffee; I’m just not the type of girl that goes to Starbucks for frou-frou “coffees” that doen’t even have coffee in them. I am the bonafide espresso drinking, black coffee kind of