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Relationships. Ooof.

(Note: I’m hesitant to share but my girlfriend, Ginny, has said previously that the world needs more examples of emotional masculine leadership. She didn’t mean this essay or necessarily even me, but I’m taking it as an uncomfortable cue nonetheless.)   Hello friends 🙂  Happy Memorial Day from Boulder CO.   I hope you’re enjoying it in […]

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Farmers’ Market

Hellllllloooo friends. Rainy today in Boulder, typical for May though we haven’t had much rain this year. We’ll see how the rest of spring shapes up. —– Farmers’ Market: Community and Food in the time of Coronavirus I live a pretty idyllic quarantine lifestyle. I have two roommates and we get along well, actually enjoying each others’ company. […]

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Who do you have the capacity to be?

Congratulations to friend / reader / customer Beth who as of today has gone 28 days without using technology past 11pm (her self-decided nightly deadline). One night she used her computer for work after 11 and though she counts that as a miss, I don’t. Working late isn’t where she struggles. She wasn’t on her […]

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How to Stop Negative Self-talk

Mea Culpa  When I started Mindful Mondays in December I told myself I was allowed to miss one issue every three months. I made it through March, even honoring my commitment while a stone’s throw from a beach in Tulum in February. Last Monday was my birthday and I intended to get at least a quick edition of […]

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Environment Design

Howdy from a 70+ degree, sunny Boulder CO.   When I first moved into my current house I was disappointed that it sits on a corner. There’s a fairly-regular stream of cars and I can hear them in my bedroom. It’s nothing like the cacophony I experienced in New York City, but that’s one of the reasons […]

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Micro-amusements

Hello friends! Greetings from a once-again snowy Boulder CO.    Last week vs this week photo above 🙂 No-phone updateLast week I mentioned a reader who reached out for an accountability partner. Last night was her eighth straight no-phone-after 11pm night — she’s doing it!  If you’re struggling with phone use and want to talk to someone about it, […]

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Quarantine Etymology

It’s all about attention. Last week I offered extended excerpts of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s observations on the importance of paying attention to the present moment.  This week I’ve been thinking about how truly difficult it is for us to pay attention to what we’re paying attention to. A term came to me regarding one of our challenges as a society: the […]

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Mindfulness FTW (For The World)

Hello friends. New-moon greetings from an officially “staying-at-home” Boulder CO. Getting this Monday newsletter out just under the wire local time. (IMPORTANT NOTE: If you need or want to smile right away, scroll to the March 24th video at the bottom.)Personal Mindfulness FTW (For The World)Right now it feels important to tie our personal practices to […]

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Unemployed

Hello friends. Somber greetings from Boulder CO. I thought I was going to write a little about mindfulness, but I got derailed when I found out that the restaurant where I (love to) work closed today for an indefinite period of time. We (now it’s “they,” I suppose) will be offering takeaway and delivery, facilitated by […]

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Mill Valley / COVID19 pt II

“Everything you say in advance of a pandemic seems alarmist. Anything you’ve done after it starts is inadequate.” —Michael Leavitt, our 2005–2009 Secretary of HHSHello, and greetings from Mill Valley CA. Are you familiar with Mill Valley? It’s a lush green oxygen-rich little town just over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. Unlike the East […]

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