Love can take any form that you desire it to. You can shape it, mold it, bend it, and flex it. You can make it water, liquid, solid, or gas. To be more practical, if you need to add more love into your life, into your relationships, there are an infinite number of ways toContinue reading “The Shapes Of Love”
Monthly Archives: February 2021
Your Former Choice(s)
This moment is exactly perfect. Even if it doesn’t feel that way at first. Even if you’re in a jam, or stressful situation, or frustrated, it is always an opportunity to learn from. For some reason, in some way, there was a choice (or two) which you made that brought you here. So thank yourContinue reading “Your Former Choice(s)”
How Do You Run?
On my street there are several lampposts and electrical poles, each one approximately 100 meters apart. I’ve paced some of them out before, but never written down the exact count, or measured using GPS. That’s because the exact distance between those poles doesn’t matter. What matters is that I get my butt outside and runContinue reading “How Do You Run?”
Right Now Is Perfect
Teddy Roosevelt stated that ‘comparison is the thief of joy.’ Whether or not this is always true is irrelevant; it most certainly is sometimes true, and probably is true more often that we’d prefer to admit. Any time you begin thinking about someplace else you would rather be, or something else that you should beContinue reading “Right Now Is Perfect”
“Breathe, Feel, Care.”
Breathe. Bring yourself back to now. Come back from that version of the future that hasn’t happened yet (and probably won’t), or from that event in the past that you’re reliving (again). Feel. Feel whatever it is you’re feeling deeply and wholly, somatically (in your body), which you can only do by being here now.Continue reading ““Breathe, Feel, Care.””
What Makes You Gain Weight?
When I mentioned that my breakfast omelette was so big because there was about a whole pound of onions & peppers inside of it, my son asked me “So, you’ll gain one pound just from eating those onions & peppers?” “Well, no – because my body is going to use it,” I said. You don’tContinue reading “What Makes You Gain Weight?”
Training The Body & Mind
The other day I was feeling OK physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Not ‘super-fantastic’ or ‘on-fire’, but not poor. Just OK. About 7 on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being charged up with vitality. Then I went into the gym and completely crushed a tough workout A day full of squats, bothContinue reading “Training The Body & Mind”
Chess and Work
Every morning, I spend at least five minutes, right after pouring myself over a large cup of freshly ground, organic, fair-trade, shade grown coffee mixed with grass-fed butter and mushroom powder, working on the chess problems in this book, in order. As of this writing, I’m up to approximately problem number 511. Since there areContinue reading “Chess and Work”
A Simple Lyric
Someone asked me the other day, what do I think this song lyric by U2 means: “Be yourself to free yourself.” To me, it’s simple. It means that if you’re not being your self, then you are voluntarily a slave to someone else (or something, or some group). But as I always say, simple doesContinue reading “A Simple Lyric”
Why Not An ‘Undo’ List?
An Undo List isn’t really a list at all, so, don’t write one down. I keep many lists, and, I’m not discarding them. I need them to stay organized and prioritized. But sometimes, those ‘To Do’ Lists can grow so long that they are simply overwhelming and, quite frankly, impossible to complete, as more isContinue reading “Why Not An ‘Undo’ List?”