Flotsam and Jetsam

Flotsam and Jetsam

"I come to see it for what it is: a ceaseless swirl of mental flotsam and jetsam outside my willful control. I have no idea why some idea pops int...

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Everyday Calamaties

Everyday Calamaties

Running out of inventory is one thing. Running out of creative fuel for work is quite another for someone who depends on creating almost as much as...

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Budai Laughing Buddha Fat Buddha

I Choose To Be The Fat One

It makes no difference to me that he’s not actually Buddha. I like him just the same. I like that he carried all his possessions in a cloth sack, r...

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Living, Differently

Living, Differently

“When we are able to cultivate a space of beauty and nurturing in the sanctuary of our own home, it allows that inner space to flourish as well,” S...

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Create Your Sanctuary

Create Your Sanctuary

Now more than ever, we need our homes to be our sanctuaries. Just a small corner of a room can be the perfect space for wellness and quiet in a wor...

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Mindfulness & Rituals

Mindfulness & Rituals

I’ve wondered lately if the purpose of rituals isn’t to allow our brains to take a rest and simply be in that moment. In other words: Don’t think....

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Stop and Slow, Then Go

Stop and Slow, Then Go

The days I am disciplined enough to start my day this way – to sit and get quiet – are the days I find clarity, patience, joy, visions of my future...

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Making Space at Home

Making Space at Home

Making space in your home and in your mind for a daily dedication to yourself…whether it be 5 minutes or 75 minutes … is an important part of a min...

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This Is It

This Is It

I ended my Twelve Days of Amy by spending my birthday at Blue Cliff Monastery in the Hudson Valley.  Founded by the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich ...

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Twelve Days of Amy

Twelve Days of Amy

This year though I intend to observe my “Twelve Days of Amy” a little differently than in years past. I’ll still do the reflecting and the goal se...

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