It’s a fresh new year, full of potential, full of promise. For at least a decade, “more yoga” appeared on my new year’s list – but this was a fib, as it should have read, “any yoga.” A truly un-bendy body and flashbacks of mean girls from junior high made this entry more of […]
One of the great joys of beekeeping is the chance to witness cooperative behavior in many forms, like the festooning bee-line pictured above. But bees are also pretty extraordinary as individuals. A few weeks ago, a dear friend sent me a wonderful article about how honeybees move in water when their wings are too wet […]
And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been. ** – R.M. Rilke (paraphrased) Here we stand, on the edge of the new. Do you feel a little tippy, ready to plunge in? This year I am taking counsel from Pádraig Ó Tuama, whose wonderful In […]
Last Sunday was the first in a long while without a Sunday Best, due to an unexpected snow squall that left me stranded. I was heading home in a tiny rental car, no snow tires and no 4-wheel drive, and even before I got to the edge of town the wheels were spinning and I […]
Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life? Mary Oliver’s new collection Upstream has sent me spiraling back through her prior work. Fans will know the line above at a glance – it is from the stellar Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches, pasted in entirety below, with all […]
Dear Honeybees, On the edge of a new year, I wish you peace, I wish you prosperity, I wish you joy… and I wish you a little pocket of quiet, so you can hear the world breathing. With love, kc (Never fear, we’ll be back to Finance-forward content next week!)
White space and gratitude – two themes that keep popping up this year, whether in this great article on downtime or this TED talk from Brother David Steindl-Rast. For me these concepts are also deeply, not-quite-consciously embedded in my own new year’s reflection process, which focuses on reinvesting in joy. I described this process in […]
Like many people, my year end used to be shadowed by “should’ves”. I would reflect on resolutions from years past, and instead of feeling great about all of the good things, I’d end up focusing on the things leftover on the list – work un-done, trips un-taken, pounds un-lost.