Over the hill? Fuck the hill. I will run to the top of it and whoop for joy! Then I will sit and meditate as I watch the sun set and get ready for another day. Maybe I will jump on my bike and zoom down the other side because 40 is just a number, and I have 40 years and then some left with too much to do and see to spend it sick and tired. Who’s with me?
"When the student is ready, the teacher appears." Perhaps some of us were ready when COVID appeared to teach us. What has COVID taught you?
I was thinking about this retort of #AllLivesMatter, why it is offensive, and why we have to remind people that certain groups actually DO matter, when literally speaking, "ALL" should include everyone. Unfortunately, the Founding Fathers tarnished the word "all." For all of their eloquence and their articulate words, they failed to use this one properly.
As consumers, we have power. I'm glad people are calling out Starbucks now, but how many of them will be drinking a PSL this fall? Every dollar you spend is pooled with everyone else's dollars. Collectively, consumers do have the power, but we must have the will too.
For those of you who live with others or who have a 'quarantine family,' imagine 10 weeks of not being kissed, hugged, having your hand shaked or being touched in any way by anyone? Humans are social creatures, and we need physical contact.
I keep saying that in many ways this a the perfect time to start a new practice, develop and existing one, make a change for the better and care for ourselves. Embracing mornings has been one way I have been doing that. Each day brings new energy, opportunities and adventures. Just because my day doesn't start at daybreak doesn't make it any different.
“I ask no favor for my sex; all I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.” -Sarah Moore Grimké, as quoted by Ruth Bader Ginsberg, 1973
Getting your head lower than your heart and getting your legs up is a really good thing to do for a couple of minutes a day. There are a number of benefits to getting inverted:
The whole dish can be done in less than 30 minutes, and it is great leftover, so it is a nice hearty meal for a weeknight and perfect comfort food on a fall night.