Why am I stressed, and depressed?
It's because my relationship with my son has come to the point that I cannot talk to him without him attacking me verbally. His behavior m... Read more
Is enough enough?
I could scream - if my voice wasn't so weak, and cracked from coughing! I've had it with this cold, and I want my health, and vitality back. Now!
And I just heard the forecast... Read more
Nothing lasts forever
Why complain about the status quot - the coldness of this long winter, a family, financial, or health issue, the government, the neighbor's dog barking, and etc?
Eve... Read more
Cold winter rest
I give up - to the (seemingly) never-ending winter, the frigid weather, the slip on the ice, the chest cold that is reminding me that nature is in charge.
No use to f... Read more
Making the "impossible" possible
Sometimes it feels as if winter will go on forever (today is one of those days): it will always be cold, and hard.
It's a good simile for how life can feel when we seem ... Read more
The amaryllis on my windowsill had a glorious run - four brilliant, peach/tangerine blossoms. Now, they are done, and the life goes back into the bulb in order to bloom again n... Read more
Rest, and breathe
Just as this tree is taking a slumber amidst the frigid winter, and snow - waiting for the right time to spring into activity, we must do likewise, as needed.
We must rec... Read more
I'm reading "Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty, and Change by Pema Chodron.
She's a western buddhist teacher/monk.
Tonglen is an interesting practice, and is in direct ... Read more
Emotional low (grumbles)
I woke up today feeling depressed.
I slept late - till 8.30.
I had a dream that my darling daughter - who lives on the other coast - brought me coffee.
Except it was ic... Read more
Day after V Day
For some reason, I got into a deep funk yesterday - felt very dissatisfied with my relationship, my marriage. Silly, as I know my spouse is not a romantic, AND, intellectually, I dismiss these Hallmark card days.
And yet, I wanted him to do... Read more
Pre Valentine's Day musing
It is frickin' COLD out today! We won't go skiing this weekend as the temp at Wisp is -15 with wind chill! I've skied before at those temps and don't need the experience again.
It's Valentine's Day tomorrow.
I have mixed feelings about H... Read more
Eight Years using SP!!
Really?! Has it been that long?
I've been away, but come back for the tracking and motivation when I put a few pounds back on.
This time, I'm going to maintain my desired weight.
I'm one of the lucky ones, I suppose, in that my we... Read more
Moving towards Equanimity
Like most people on this planet, I prefer to avoid pain and suffering. However, life seems to give each of us a generous serving of unpleasant experiences that induce both.
Since I started studying Buddhist philosophy, however, I have learn... Read more
What we call ourselves
I'm on the theme of naming.
We name our kids, our pets, our feelings, our accomplishments, and, sometimes, even our cars.
How about ourselves? We usually accept the name we were given (which, if we look in a Name book, we find our name has... Read more
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