I recently read an article on Huffington Post about how meditation can make you a more compassionate person. My favorite part about the article was that it gave heed to the fact that you can enter a meditative state even when you aren’t intentionally meditating. It was exciting to see that scientific inquiry is backing … Continue reading Rock climbing my way to zen
Every five years, I reread my favorite book. Part of it is to make sure that it’s still my favorite book. But more importantly, it’s to see how much I’ve changed and how much I haven’t changed. Nothing tells us more about ourselves than the artifacts in our life that move us. Music, stories, art, … Continue reading Still Life still moves me
So after rediscovering such wonders as early happy hour and siestas after quitting my job, I decided to take a break from blogging. Instead, I spent the summer exploring and discovering the world of having a really good time. I visited old and new places, and spent quality time with people I care about. And … Continue reading A super break!
Wow. It’s been a while. And I’ve read somewhere that I’m breaking some blogging rule by saying that. But over time, I’ve realized that some rules are there because they’re necessary–they really do protect you and the people around you. Fake rules, on the other hand, are attempts made by others to control you because what … Continue reading Rule breaker
When I saw that Maurice Sendak had passed earlier this week, I was mostly in awe. You see, Where the Wild Things Are is such a timeless children’s story–it didn’t occur to me that its creator was growing elderly since timeless things have a way of making finite things seem infinite. I’ve collected children’s books since … Continue reading What we can learn from children’s books
I watched the TED video of the day today, and I agreed with it so wholeheartedly that I had to write a post about it. Because lately, a lot of people have told me that their feeling pretty lonely. Myself included. I have a fairly antagonistic relationship with technology. As someone who has seen technology’s impact … Continue reading Connected but alone
I love new beginnings. I’ve always been a fan of change and growth. But it took a lot more courage than I thought to put in my notice to leave a pretty cushy gig at a mega-giant software company. But it was time. Because after pretty much doing the same thing for 7 years, the only thing I could really … Continue reading Taking a break and new beginnings