Posts Categorized: Healthy Living

The Old Farmhouse

When in Bhutan I visited a common farmhouse. The furnishings were meager, with a thin mattress on the floor serving as a bed and a primitive cooking setup. I walked from room to room quietly taking in the kind of life that these people must have, the rooms feeling cold and bare to me. Then… Read more »

For the Good of All

Last week I came home from a trip to Nepal and Bhutan and stories are spinning in my head. Bhutan is a land of mountains and temples bursting with colorful carvings, but most notably a deeply reverent Buddhist culture that values the good of all its citizens. Internet and tv were first allowed into the… Read more »

Take Time to Evaluate

Everything is happening so fast! Our minds can’t keep up with the speed of technology or the bombardment of stimulation. Before we are finished with one action we focus our energy on tackling the next one, and on and on and on. Let’s slow down the carousel and take a moment to evaluate before we… Read more »

What Is Priority Pandemonium?

You are so busy!  Everything is number one on your to do list.  There isn’t enough time to get half of your list done.  Out of time, depleted, frazzled, darting around from one project to another like a road runner on triple espresso, not getting anything done with precision or attention.  Does this sound like… Read more »

Yes, but…

Here’s one that might sound familiar: “Yes, but… ,” then we finish the sentence with reasons why we can’t change or be more enthusiastic.  “It might be good for you, but not for me.”  Tired, old, ineffectual excuses! Yes, BUT I don’t have the time. Yes, BUT I’m not pretty enough. Yes, BUT it’s too… Read more »

This Will Be the Year

Here is a message from Kalani (a retreat center in Hawaii respecting ancient culture and promoting self-reflection): “The end of the year presents an opportunity to take a ‘big picture’ look at where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we are going. By looking at our current situation as it relates to what’s… Read more »