Tag Archives: Mindfulness

ROSES? WHAT ROSES?

I come from a family that does not “stop to smell the roses.” My parents, brother, sisters and I can best be described as a “Let’s get this done!” family or, at worst, a “Let’s get this over with!” gang. … Continue reading

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MINDFULNESS AND CREATIVITY

NOTE: This post was first published in February 2015. “Mindfulness” is everywhere these days, sometimes in unexpected places. My friend and photography teacher, James Martin, forwarded two excellent, short video conversations with Jay Maisel, the acclaimed photographer. What Maisel said … Continue reading

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MEDITATION, MINDFULNESS AND DISHES

I am a great fan of Mindfulness though, unfortunately, not a particularly successful practitioner. Nevertheless, I keep trying. While surfing the news for something that wasn’t about politics, technology or economics I recently discovered a New York Times series called “Meditation … Continue reading

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WORDS WITH MY FRIEND BARACK

Barack Obama plays Words With Friends? Yes!!! I am saving a place for him on my roster, just in case. Barack Obama stays up half the night, according to the New York Times, reading, writing, texting and playing Words With … Continue reading

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A CLEAN SWEEP

I like to sweep. Sweeping soothes me. I feel a deep satisfaction and peace while I perform this simple task every morning. In my pajamas, coffee nearby, I sweep the grubby floor. The cats reluctantly move from their warm patch … Continue reading

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WABI SABI AND THE GIANT PEACH

This is all about wabi sabi and has nothing to do with a Giant Peach–it’s just that the term “wabi sabi” sounds to me like the title of a children’s book. Or someone making fun of the Japanese language. I … Continue reading

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