Tagged with Life Balance

A Cat’s Wisdom

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” -Leonardo DaVinci This is Kung Pao. And no, I didn’t give him that name. In fact, I have a habit of naming cats after characters from old movies. So knowing what I do about him now, I’d probably call him Sheridan Whiteside. From The Man Who Came to Dinner. … Continue reading

Ten Qualities of Self-Renewing Adults

People in self-renewal live simple lives. They are awake. They listen. They feel. Their thoughts seem linked to a deep well beneath them and to the skies above, and they are ready to live the truth as they know it, and no less. -Frederic Hudson, The Adult Years: Mastering the Art of Self Renewal The … Continue reading

Stopping

Ah, vacation. I’m just back from a three week break. The first week was catching up with all those things left undone home-wise and business-wise. The second week was out and about, with several excursions to San Francisco: a trip to the Asian Art Museum to see the Samurai exhibit, a movie, some theatre – Wicked … Continue reading

WORK and LOVE and FUN and HEALTH

I just finished reading Scott Berg’s biography of Katharine Hepburn. Well, not exactly a biography. Something different, but I don’t actually know what to call it. According to Berg, Hepburn more or less adopted him shortly after they met, immediately knighting him her biographer at the start of their 20-year relationship. For several years he … Continue reading

Patience

Goodness, where has June gone? Or May for that matter? It’s been over a month since I’ve written, and I feel gripped by that old cliché, “time got away from me.” Well, that’s not exactly true. I was fully aware of how I was using my hours and days during the past month. I made … Continue reading

Television and Meaning

I haven’t watched a lot of television in the past six years, ever since we moved our TV into a room that didn’t have a cable hookup. In doing so we created a comfy little hideaway that was perfect for movie viewing. But, that meant if we wanted to tune in to real TV we … Continue reading

Work Before Play or Play Before Work?

With the industriousness of a new year in full swing and all that it implies (goals, resolutions, changes, etc), I’ve been thinking about how we balance work and play. I don’t know about you, but I learned long ago that I should finish my work before I go out and play. “Clean your room and … Continue reading