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Jump-start Your Sanctuary of Organized Living This Spring (HOP Part 4)

THE BACK-STORY When it comes to a home, would you rather live in an open warehouse of a studio or some place with some rooms and hallways? An efficiency studio or a one-bedroom apartment? Having been there and done that with a 10×15 foot New York City studio, I’ll take the latter. Luckily, I live…

It’s Not Too Late for Your New Year’s KISS!

The New Year. It generally starts with two traditions. The first is something nice–a midnight kiss for good luck. The second is something many of us do reluctantly, or avoid completely–making resolutions. No matter how you feel when you make them, they are notoriously hard to keep and most are soon broken despite all the…

Moving in Balance: Your Rhythm or Your Life, Part 3

Glorious October is here, the time of year that, as a friend of mine recently said, is like living between the past and the future. The days are nearly equal to nights, and there’s a palpable up-tick in energy as we turn to face the coming winter knowing the year will soon be over. Activity…

Seven Precious Gems From the 33 Miners

As the last of the rescuers is being pulled up from the cavern 2000 feet underground where 33 trapped miners spent the past 10 weeks in Chile, it’s a time to give thanks for their safety and freedom, to be grateful for our own, and to look to what went so right in allowing this…

Resting in Balance: Your Rhythm or Your Life, Pt 2

Alright. It’s August. And unless you live in the southern hemisphere or bathed in coastal ocean breezes, it’s hot. The dog days of summer, they call it, and darned if you can get anything done. So, continuing our series on finding your rhythm (and balance), we’re going to look at how we can turn these into the “hammock days” instead by finding our resting balance. Because as Ovid beseeches, we all need to rest sometimes in order to yield our best crop.

Too Much to Do: Your Rhythm or Your Life (Part 1)

A great coach and mentor of mine was listening to me gripe about my overpacked schedule recently and she said, “You need to find your own rhythm…not the one you learned how to keep but the one that’s really your own.” I had never thought of the whole “full plate” syndrome in this way before, not as a question of how much we try to “eat” but of how fast, or at what pace. This really gets at the question of how to achieve work/life balance, a hot-button topic these days.

Cashing in on Tax Day with Rosanne and Bruce

After taking care of taxes (read: filing an extension) last Thursday, I had the singular pleasure of taking in a live show by Rosanne Cash and Mark O’Connor at Duke. I didn’t know I’d also be getting a lesson in embodied performance from not one but two great American music treasures. A newbie to both…

Post-Snooze-Button Wake-up Call

Or, Close Encounters of the Bird Kind Lying in bed after hitting my snooze button this morning, through the window I heard a familiar sound from my childhood: “chirpety-chirpety-chirpety-chirp.” I don’t know the kind of bird who sings this, and it’s not even one of my favorite bird calls, but as I began to listen…