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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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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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Take Nothing Personally — Especially, Yourself

Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally…Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in. When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they… Continue reading Take Nothing Personally — Especially, Yourself

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Mindful Parenting: Creating Boundaries Not Walls

  There’s an expression, give’em enough rope to hang him/herself. It suggests if one gives someone enough freedom of action, they may destroy themselves by foolish actions. Contrary to this, I was raising my kids within a philosophy of freedom. I chose a school (pre-k and elementary) for them that’s part of a free school… Continue reading Mindful Parenting: Creating Boundaries Not Walls