Category Archives: Breathe

Equilibrium

It’s a lovely word; equilibrium. It flows like a river, or a breath of fresh air. It feels like it sounds:  balance, symmetry, steady, even. But in a world that sometimes seems so out of balance; when we are in … Continue reading

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Gold

We wear gold on our fingers, around necks and pierced into various other body parts. It’s shiny and bright and yellow and reminds us of the sun. Not surprising since it comes from various cosmic processes blasting elements into space … Continue reading

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Breathe

Know this. Depression can easily become a habit. I know because it happened to me. I arrived in America in 1983 and felt alone. Even though I had a spouse and two children I didn’t know how to cope with … Continue reading

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Beginnings

The moment we start something new, the end appears in sight. Sometimes we want to reach the end before we’ve really finished. There is nothing wrong with that. The important thing about beginnings is that they are a fresh start. … Continue reading

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Opportunity

Carpe diem in Latin means “seize the day!” But taking the opportunity can be as scary as walking through a partially open door that leads into a darkened room. It seems like a good idea, but we don’t really know … Continue reading

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Running

I used to run. I trained for a marathon and got to eighteen miles. Then my hip went into spasms. I couldn’t run without being in extreme pain. So I stopped. Now, when I see a runner I think, ‘wow … Continue reading

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Leisure

To me leisure is about taking care of me. It’s not just about waiting for time off. The definition of leisure however says differently: Leisure is freedom from the demands of work or duty. They give an example: She looked … Continue reading

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