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Zen

Note to Self: Breathe. Relax. Be cool. There’s a four day break starting tomorrow–from the paying job. Seriously. Meditate. Imagine something wonderful. Something other than reading a managerial epidemiology textbook. Oh yes, once again, breathe. Focus on that air plant on the corner of the desk or the steam rising from the cup of tea. [...]

What do Dan Lamberton and Dan Pink have in common? Aside from the obvious, they both grabbed my attention this week by discussing how we can interact with our world in positive, productive ways. In the Summer 2010 issue of Walla Walla University’s Westwind, there was an interview with Dan Lamberton about humanities — Working [...]

Sometimes I forget to breathe. Sometimes I need reminders. Today I told my spouse that “I’m gratefuller” which might be missing the point. But as I took this photo I was in a world of color and magic and I felt a joyful innocence as I played with camera settings. (Yay Hipstamatic!) I promise to [...]

The other day I received a promotional email from Bare Escentuals asking for “Mom & Me” stories to be shared on Facebook. It was evening and I was busy with the normal routine of things, but I sent a quick message to my three sisters with my instant reaction. I was encouraged by each of [...]

There is often some stress in change. Not always negative, but stress nonetheless. So when I agreed that we could recarpet our home next week I prepared myself for the massive amount of “shifting” required. It’s like moving out, then back in to the same place. There’s also the shifts in routine, the shifts in [...]

At the top of Five Mile Hill, we stopped to congratulate ouselves and do shots. (ShotBloks.) Erika turned out to be the most photogenic. Well done, little sister. This is where I wish I was today. Posted via email from rootvik’s posterous

Valentine’s Day gets mixed reviews every year. Some of my friends hate it. Some say it is their favorite holiday. I land somewhere in the middle. Overly commercialized “moments” have never drawn me in, and yet it is fun to get a box of homemade sugar cookies and scribbled cards from my niece and nephew, [...]

My grandfather was a good man. Smart. Successful. Loving. He moved to Dillingham, Alaska in the 1950s to run the small hospital. From there he started his own medical practice which he ran until he retired after his 80th birthday. Everyone knew him as Doc Libby. So what was he right about? I read a [...]

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