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Recharge your batteries

How, When and Why Do You Rest?

Is your “rest” a bi-product of your work? Or is your work the wellspring from your rest? An interesting and ancient concept. The concept of Sabbath Rest stems from the old testament of “keeping the Sabbath” as a day of giving thanks, prayer, and rejuvenation in preparation for the coming week. Today, it feels we “rest” only as a way to deal with the fact …

Thrive

The Awesomeness of Thriving

You know when you get a new car and all of a sudden you notice the same car you’ve just purchased all over the road? Well, last year I read and wrote a musing on Arianna Huffington’s book “Thrive” and since then I seem to hear this word and concept discussed a lot. I’m currently hearing the word THRIVE because it’s a strong descriptor in …

Kate Richardson

A Note from Kate Richardson xoxo

I just received a lovely e-mail from the inimitable, always adorable, Kate Richardson, whom I affectionately call “Peanut.” Kate competed in the 2004 Olympics for Canada and helped UCLA win back-to-back NCAA titles in 2003 and 2004—not to mention her individual titles and being named Pac-10 Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2006. Today, Kate is back in Canada and is a practicing physiotherapy (or physical …

Book

“Option B” by Sheryl Sandberg

It wasn’t the title of this book that made me want to check it out, but instead the subtitle: “Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.” Who of us hasn’t done all three of those things repeatedly in our lifetimes. And yet, I persistently seek to learn from those who have managed all of these things with grace, poise, and indefatigability (how’s that for an …

Life's Junk

Get Rid of the Junk

Since I got breast cancer my life has exploded into magnificent LIVING COLOR. Two things happened to jet propel me into a new stratosphere of fun and exciting living. 1. “Be Anxious for Nothing and Grateful for all things.” When I figured out the simple yet auspicious equation of how to not be anxious—by being grateful—it not only took most (if not all) of the …