Family | Fitness | Health | Philosophy | Poetry | Stoicism

Until We Are Not

The singular and cheerful lifeof any flowerin anyone’s gardenor any still unowned field— if there are any—catches meby the heart,by its color, by its obedienceto the holiest of laws:be aliveuntil you are not.– Mary Oliver, The Singular and Cheerful Life We all have gut punches along the way. Moments of bliss interrupted by the fiercest…

Career | Personal Growth | Productivity

Happiness and Work

“In order that people may be happy in their work,these three things are needed:they must be fit for it;they must not do too much of it;and they must have a sense of success in it.”– John Ruskin Where did the day go? You wonder such things when you have a whirlwind day that keeps your…

Exploration | Family | Philosophy | Poetry

To Leap in the Froth

May I never not be frisky,May I never not be risqué. May my ashes, when you have them, friend,and give them to the ocean, leap in the froth of the waves,still loving movement, still ready, beyond all else,to dance for the world.– Mary Oliver, Prayer It’s been almost a year now, and I think of…

Food | Lifestyle | Travel

Wait Times

Arriving at a popular restaurant without a reservation informs. It tells you a bit about the restaurant, but also a bit about yourself. For those moments when you don’t have the instant gratification of bring seated right away, there are questions that come to mind during your time in restaurant purgatory: Just how popular is…