Essays

Mindfulness Methods 101: The Muddle & the Meaning

Mindfulness Methods 101: The Muddle & the Meaning

(Note: This is part one of a multi-part series. Today, I’ll be noting my concerns about mindfulness meditation and clarifying what mindfulness is and is not. Stay tuned for parts two through four, all of which work fine at stand-alone reads.) I’ve been meditating for nearly thirty years and I’m a...

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Uncertainty and the Choice to Change

Uncertainty and the Choice to Change

“Everything will be ok in the end. And if it’s not ok. It’s not the end.”– John Lennon Change…it never stops throwing us curveballs and rattling our plans. And change is inherently imbued with uncertainty.  We’re often told to embrace uncertainty or at least not to fight it. But that’s only...

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An Ode to Writing in Three Parts: Seducing the Creative Muse

An Ode to Writing in Three Parts: Seducing the Creative Muse

This week, I was asked to compose an essay detailing some aspect of my writing process. To which, I immediately said, “Forsooth, good fellow, why wouldst I? What have I to offer in this regard?”  OK, I didn’t actually say that. I kept the Shakespearean melodrama to myself and said, “I’m not...

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