Really Moving

My husband is a runner. Since his mid-20s, he has been running consistently, and considering that he is not in his 60s, that gives him more than 40 years of…

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Finding Peace in a Good Story

Most of you will have read a blog about my friend Carl. He could not read. Back when he was growing up, talking books were only a service for those…

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Rituals For You

I started helping in the kitchen when I was still a toddler. I remember being tasked with carrying bowls and stirring the pots, easy assignments one can do with tiny…

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You Can Plan for Joy

Recently, I was reminded of the value of carving out a few minutes of quiet time for myself. At one point in my life, I had a great ritual where…

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When Seeds Fall on Good Soil

I have a few houseplants in my home, and over the years, I’ve learned which ones grow better in certain lights and which don’t. Two years ago, Sanjiv Jalota gave…

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Seeds Will Land in Thorns

A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some…

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Seeds Will Hit Shallow Soil

“A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some…

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Build on What You Do Well

Early in my career, I figured out what I could do well and learned that I was alone. There are many people in this world, and if you aren’t good…

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Start with What You Love

When I was finishing high school, I wrote a list of everything I did not want to do, but I didn’t know what I did want to do. I was…

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