Tag Archive: Stress

Mar 12

Imperfectly Perfect

railroad_tracks

“We should find perfect existence through imperfect existence.” – Shunryu Suzuki Life has continued to be very hectic for me in the past few weeks, and my hectic schedule was made more difficult by a Rhumatoid Arthritis flare that struck me last week. Between the stress, pain, and crap-mood inducing steroids, I really struggled to …

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Feb 28

Make Today Meaningful

Stonehenge Sunrise

“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.”- H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama Too often I find myself falling into the “just get it over with” …

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Feb 13

Lessons from my Taoist Masters

Suzie (black) and Willie (Yellow)

I live with two Taoist masters, yes two, they are my two dogs, Willie and Suzie. Now then, before you click away thinking I have lost my mind, let me explain. One of Taoism’s central goals is to live in harmony with the natural flow of the universe (known as the Tao, hence where the …

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Jan 23

The Power of Positive Thinking

My son loves going for rides in my old Corvette.

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.   ~Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book Well, I have already blown one of my New Years resolutions, which was to write a post a week. Well, sometimes life just happens, and that’s okay. I have had an extremely hectic past few weeks, and …

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Jan 04

Three Steps to Making New Year Resolutions Actually Happen

Good bye 2011! Hello 2012!

“New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.” – Mark Twain It’s that time of year again, where we all celebrate the coming of a New Year, and of course make goals (resolutions) for the coming year. …

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Nov 29

Enjoy What Makes You Happy

My son enjoying the splash pad at the Oklahoma City Zoo

The U.S. just finished celebrating Thanksgiving Day, which is a wonderful holiday devoted to spending time with friends, family, and giving thanks for the many blessings in our lives. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I am able to take a break from work and everyday life to just slow down and enjoy …

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