Much needed rest and relaxation

There are different types of rest. Today we are often encouraged to practice self-care. And sometimes that is luxurious. Sometimes that is physically relaxing. But rest is not just about the body but also the mind. We must learn to practice the art of leisure. To be whole in appreciating the now. “Leisure draws its…

Hot summer days: how will we ever complete the “to do” list?

The oldest of a family of ten siblings, I was physically busy, helping mom run the show (babysitting, cooking, chauffeuring etc.). I highly valued my free time. Or rather, I tried to create as much free time as I could. When I was little, one time I did what any sensible child does when they…

Creating positive practices in unprecedented times

I am not joking when I write that we all need positive practices, I am slightly joking when I say unprecedented times. I do not joke about the hardships that people are going through as we deal with polarizing politics or personal tragedies and loss. We have some people who have died from a pandemic.…