I’ve been pretty fearful about my financial situation the past few weeks. I’m on my own now, with an erratic income and a nominal amount in child support each month. I listed a few things on craigslist, hoping to build up a little cash reserve. […]
I heard a quote on a podcast the other day that struck me as so worthwhile that I literally had to pull my car over and write it down. You, me, the richest guy in the world, and the poorest person, we are all equal […]
I went camping with a friend and her family over the holiday. The last day, I hit the road early, before anyone else was awake. There was still a crisp bite to the air, even though it would soon be uncomfortably hot.
I made my way down Hwy 20, past the little town of Sweet Home and Foster Lake. Soon, the road was surrounded by wilderness and my cell signal was gone.
It made me nervous. Uncomfortable.
The side of the road dropped away sharply and I couldn’t help but think about worst case scenarios. What if I got a flat tire here or had some other kind of car trouble? What would I do? It gave me a bit of a gnawing feeling in my stomach, but I drove on.
Doing the dishes. Pulling weeds. Folding laundry. Tasks we put off, or hurry to finish as quickly as we can. But what if they were opportunities for mindfulness? Now that I’m single, the dishes just don’t pile up like they used to – certainly not […]
You know that feeling you get when you just stop and realize, “this is fucking amazing!” It kind of takes your breath away, and you aren’t sure if your heart is going to break or burst out of your chest with joy.