Category: Healthy Living

One Perfect Christmas

I’ve never been big on holidays, especially Christmas.  Too much drama, too much expectation, too much disappointment.  But once in my life, many years ago, I had the perfect Christmas, without doing Christmas at all. “What are you doing for Christmas?” my friend Iron Man asked me earlier in the week. “Nothing.” I answered.  “No one’s around this year.”  I…

I Have No Complaint Whatsoever

Today I was reading the story of a woman Zen master named Sono.  She was known for her practice of leading people to enlightenment by using the affirmation “Thank you for everything, I have no complaint whatsoever”. People would come to her ill, upset, suffering, and still she told them to use this affirmation and repeat it often.  Understandably a…

Sliding Back Into Old Habits

You’ve likely heard that saying that it takes 30 days to make a new habit.  But how long does it take for old habits to die?  The answer:  forever. We’ve all done it.  We start a workout routine. We lose weight. We quit smoking. We stop drinking.  We’re doing great. We feel strong and powerful.  We keep up our new…