The Infection That Never Went Away

I've been to over 50 doctors’ appointments so far this year, all of which inevitably involved a blood pressure test. The physicians typically just scrunch up their face ask if I've been tested for anemia. I reply, "I think so," and we move on. Last month, a new doctor took my blood pressure and was... Continue Reading →

True Security is Peace

In yoga, teachers often speak of non-attachment, encouraging students to embrace a mindset of contentment. When things go wrong--as they always do--we are told to sit back and observe our feelings, watching them float past without judgement. The same practice is advised for celebratory occasions to which we may cling: observe any thoughts and allow... Continue Reading →

Hobbies, Jobs, Career and Vocation

I have been continuing the What is Creative Living? online course hosted by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and several other books. The second portion of the course involved some videos on the difference between hobbies, jobs, career, and vocation. The second assignment was to sort through my daily activities and distinguish between hobbies,... Continue Reading →

Curiosity Cat Scan

Over the last few days, I've been going through an online course led by author Elizabeth Gilbert titled, What is Creative Living? After watching a few inspiring videos, the first assignment was to conduct a "curiosity CT scan," in which I was to conduct a brief, 20-minute analysis of my mind, identify anything shiny that caught my attention,... Continue Reading →

Choosing Curiosity Over Passion

We are often given an unhelpful piece of advice, which is: "Follow your passion." The suggestion is all well and good if you happen to have a passion, but many of us don't. Perhaps there are multiple things we're interested in, or we don't yet recognize a strong impulse in particular direction. However, even if... Continue Reading →

Vacant Mind, Busy Hands

A few days ago, I posed a question to myself and to my readers: If you had a full year and $100k, what would you do? Since that posting, the universe has sent a few signs to remind me to slow down and focus on the next 24 hours, rather than trying to plot out... Continue Reading →

How Would You Spend One Year and $100k?

Growing up, my mother repeatedly told my siblings and me: "Do what you love and the money will follow." As a teacher-turned-entrepreneur, she walked the talk. She transformed her passion for educational books into a calling, and  successful one at that. I feel as if I'm at a juncture in my career. Four years ago,... Continue Reading →

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