Sitting with difficult emotions

I noticed this quote on Tumblr. I’ve noticed on the few occasions I’m able to just sit with difficult emotions in a meditation, they tend not to be as monolithic as they otherwise seemed beforehand. On a related note, it’s been a while since I read anything by Jack Kornfield. I really enjoyed his book […]

Facebook pulls all the heart strings

One of the benefits of not using Facebook much is that I see how Facebook entices occasional users back into the fold.

Getting to know yourself Inside Out

I just watched Inside Out with our daughter. It’s a wonderful family movie that speaks to our emotions and how they change as we grow up and face new challenges. If you haven’t seen it yet, make some time to do it.

Writer’s remorse and things you can’t take back

Writer’s remorse or, as it is otherwise known: that feeling that “I probably shouldn’t have told you that”, followed by the overpowering desire to hide for a very long time.

“I just don’t want to make your day worse, Dad”

My daughter sobbed that she didn’t want to make my day worse by not listening to me when I told her and her brother to get ready for bed. She reminded me about what is really important.

Taking time for the meta stuff

I really like Caterina Fake‘s one tweet today: For every hour of making, spend an hour thinking, feeling and observing. — Caterina Fake (@Caterina) November 7, 2014 It is so easy to get caught up in work, work and work and to forget to take some time for a mental breather, the meta stuff and […]

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