Getting Our Priorities Straight

Getting Our Priorities Straight

The new year is about priorities, who has the right to take precedence and what is most important. It’s about who will hold our attention and what will hold our tongues.   It’s about who will hold us back and what we will hold back no longer. It’s about speaking up...
New Year, New Resolve

New Year, New Resolve

It’s January, and you know what that means: an endless barrage of “New Year, New You” advertisements from every marketing outlet available. I’ve lost count of the number of ads I’ve seen for gym memberships, diet supplements, weight loss surgery and meal plans – all...
Three Resolutions for a New Year

Three Resolutions for a New Year

Many of us make resolutions at the start of a new year, so let me propose three that move beyond goals typically found on such lists. 1. Let us resolve to acknowledge our true place in the universe. “Oh” was all my son could say when he saw the majesty of the Sierra...
All the Gifts: A Reflection on 2022

All the Gifts: A Reflection on 2022

I’m sick of hearing about New Year’s resolutions, so as I begin 2023, I hereby refuse to make any. I’d also appreciate it if Noom would stop sending me emails. I have no 2023 plans to darken the door of a gym. I will make no promises to run anywhere unless someone is...
A Case for Ditching New Year’s Resolutions

A Case for Ditching New Year’s Resolutions

Don’t make another New Year’s resolution. Instead, resolve to build a new world. “Raise your words, not your voice,” Rumi said. It will be otherworldly words that will take us higher and well above the fray. There are a lot of words to choose from. I would implore you...