Tagged with New Year

take care: for all of us

take care: for all of us

These words–Take Care–I’m very familiar with them. I regularly sign off with them on emails, cards, letters and the like. And even though they’re kind of old fashioned, I always send them out with a deep wish for the person receiving them to feel cared for and about by me, as well as by themselves … Continue reading

nothing’s worth worrying about

nothing’s worth worrying about

A few hours before officially ringing in the New Year I heard a story on the radio about a man who died and came back to life. He was running some kind of race–a marathon, I think–and as he crossed the finish line he collapsed. His heart stopped. Things looked bleak. But a valiant doctor … Continue reading

One Word Madness

One Word Madness

It’s that time again. When people do a little dance with their gray matter and attempt to capture an entire year in a single word. Okay, sometimes it’s two words. Maybe even three. Or a whole phrase. But however many words are on the agenda, it always makes me tense up. It feels reductive. Constrained. … Continue reading

Before the New Year

These days, I am far more interested in self-acceptance than in further improvements. Seems to me that a good deal of pop psychology is thinly veiled self-rejection. Of course, I want to continue to discover more about life and myself. I just don’t want to miss the quiet knowing that has always been present. –Jonathan Young … Continue reading