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The freedom of discipline: writing and mindfulness

Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly. —Julie Andrews It’s Thursday night and I’m not feeling like writing tomorrow’s post. I’m at a lake house. In vacation mode — the busy kind of vacation mode and I just want to do… Continue reading The freedom of discipline: writing and mindfulness

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Guidelines vs Rules: Practicing Mindfulness

This week, I’m in Norway with my kids and my mom and dad (Well, when this is posted, I will be in Norway). Now I’m sitting on my couch in Los Angeles, preparing for my trip by writing the posts for when I’m away. For me, constancy + discipline = self-love. These are aspirations, not… Continue reading Guidelines vs Rules: Practicing Mindfulness

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At some point in this life, you will lose everything you love.

  There it is. The thing we’re all scrambling around, trying with all our might (and TV and cell phones, and movies, and drugs and alcohol and sex) to forget. No getting around it. You can look at this with doom and gloom falling deeper into the grip of fear, or you can allow it… Continue reading At some point in this life, you will lose everything you love.

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Happy Dance: When mindfulness leads to fulfillment

  Hi. I’ve been working on a post for this week titled: At some point in this life, you will lose everything you love. Fuck, right? And it’s a great post. I promise. Not at all as dark as it sounds. And yet, I can’t get myself to finish writing it this morning. Actually, I’m… Continue reading Happy Dance: When mindfulness leads to fulfillment