A few notes on deep breathing vs. hyperventilating.
It’s part of my mid-life crisis. I assumed the cello and I would hit it off like we were lovers in a former life. We have really, really not.
I had heard that chickens were dumb as rocks and would happily eat you if you stayed still long enough. I didn’t share that part with the family.
Cherish your gifts and cultivate your practice. It’s tricky, because Japanese painted ferns, wonderful as they are, do not thrive everywhere.
Practice slowly. And have a very clear idea of what you need to do.
In all of our roles, there are times when we feel we’re just impersonating the role we have in life, rather than just being our selves.
The thing that dings when I leave my lights on stopped dinging. It’s that last item that stranded me with a dead battery. In the rain.
It’s not just the hours, it’s practicing the right way. Really being analytical and being healthy, listening to your body.
So often we look at people who have successful careers and we want what they have. But do we really want to do what they do?
Whatever it is, that’s all you have to work with. To me, this is the most creative part of the process. Finding a way to tell the story with the pieces you’ve got.
I was shocked to find out that every gallon of gasoline burned emits 19.4 pounds of CO2. My goal: riding my bike 10,000 miles a year and driving my car less than 1000.