Friday, February 12, 2016
I've written about Humans of New York on here before. The site, book, and social media feed all have a way of bringing up strong feelings of sympathy and compassion. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Currently, HONY is taking a tour through federal prisons, sharing photographs and documenting stories. I've been incredibly moved by this particular series.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Yesterday, I attended a mindfulness retreat up at Morven Farm here in Charlottesville. We practiced seated meditation, yoga, body scans, and mindful eating and walking. I went home feeling as if I'd been at a spa all day.
My favorite take away was a response to the question, why do we meditate? To hear what's there.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Like most of the mid-Atlantic, we were snowed in this weekend. Brett got out for some cross country skiing while I did some online yoga classes and caught up on phone calls and podcasts. It was relaxing and peaceful. Just what we needed!
Suppose we did our work like the snow, quietly, quietly, leaving nothing out. -Wendell Berry