Take a chill pill

Take a chill pill

I’m on the train, on my way home from a hard day’s work in New York City. And I’m tired. I won’t say I’m eavesdropping on the phone conversation of the man sitting behind me…but maybe I am a little bit. I’m not sure what the phone call is about. He seems to be talking...
The joy of a “boring” day

The joy of a “boring” day

I spent all day today working, which is fine, but it is a Sunday, and I’m not supposed to work on Sundays. Not really. Not all day. But I did and I loved it. I loved it because I was lucky enough to be working across a table from my daughter, who lives over 1200 miles...
Putting your heart at ease

Putting your heart at ease

“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.” Imam Al-Shafi’i I came upon this quote today. It brought me peace. What a concept. That what was meant for me will never miss me and that what...
You’re perfect right where you are

You’re perfect right where you are

Leave it to my yoga instructor to keep telling me what I need to hear. Years ago in Al-Anon I heard “You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be.” Like most of the slogans I learned when I stumbled into the program, it saved my life and my soul. And like many brilliant...
How do you parent well?

How do you parent well?

My daughter is an athlete. She’s a runner, and she lifts. She’s amazing to watch – I love her delight as her weights increase and her muscles grow – and to learn from and work out with. She kicks my butt when she drags me along with her to the gym. I love that too....