Tag Archives: relaxation

Your Mess Is Your Message

When we moved to Providence four years ago, I was nervous to tell the people I met what I did. What would happen if I told them I was a coach and the author of a book on reducing your… more →

The Busier You Are, the More You Need This

“The degree to which you do not believe you have time to spend ten minutes sitting quietly is the degree to which you desperately need to spend ten minutes sitting quietly.”  — Donna Farhi, in Bringing Yoga to Life It’s… more →

On the Mend

My family and I are moving in 10 short days. Which explains why most nights find me sorting our stuff in to move, sell, or give away piles. But there’s one other particular pile that I want to talk about today: stuff that needs fixing.

How Much Meditating Is Enough?

I recently had the good fortune to attend a mini meditation workshop with Sharon
Salzberg, where I had the chance to ask one of my most pressing questions about meditation.

Self-Care Shout-Outs

If you practice an ancient self-care ritual–such as yoga or tai chi–think of all the people who have talked to one another over the last three thousand years, keeping the discipline alive and making your practice possible.

My Kind of Stress Relief: A Wine Meditation

I’m just going to go ahead and say it: It ain’t easy to meditate regularly. I’ve finally learned to pick something I do every day that requires me to sit still and turn that into my meditation. For example, my nightly glass of wine.

Downtime Is Not a Dirty Word

When I was in my mid-20s, I loaned my car to a friend. On his way to pick up a friend at the airport, he was rear-ended and the car was totaled (thank God, no one was hurt). A few… more →