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Quarantine Etymology

It’s all about attentionLast 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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Coronavirus Information

Hello friends, and greetings from a once-again snowy Boulder CO. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I do know that something’s happening. As I read in the Tim Ferris newsletter that pushed me into taking the coronavirus disease more seriously, “Hope is not a strategy.” As I imagine many of you found this weekend, grocery stores […]

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What’s Your Personal FAQ?

Last week I enrolled in an online writing class called Write of Passage.  The first assignment was to write about my personal most frequently asked question. In other words, what is a question that I get asked often? What answer or statement would I have for which it would behoove me to have a website I […]

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Regeneration & Interconnectedness

Hello friends! Greetings from Tulum, Mexico.   Although I don’t hate snow and cold, I LOVE 70/80/90 degree weather (especially the 90s). Throw in some 75 degree ocean water and I’m pretty stoked about life. Taking a short-notice long weekend to help celebrate a friend’s 40th birthday has been one of the smarter things I’ve done in […]

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Humanity 101: Sawubona

Like me – and probably like you – my friend Tara is interested in how technology is affecting all of us. Unlike me (and probably unlike you) Tara works in technology, creating online learning environments. I’m hoping she’ll write within this newsletter at some point but in the meantime, it was her reference to the […]

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Trees and Breath

Hello friends! Happy Monday from snowy Boulder CO.  An “odditree” is a tree, or part of a tree, that deviates from what is to be expected—and is most often an internal response to external conditions.– Odditree Society, Austin TXWhy is this early February edition of Mindful Mondays about trees? It has to do with the not-so-veiled metaphorical […]

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What does Freedom mean to you?

The idea of personal freedom has been showing up a lot for me lately. After 20 years of struggling with drinking, I got sober in August 2010. I lived in New York City at the time. On the streets of the city I sometimes came across very large solid steel sheets that (presumably) covered big holes in […]

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