A great quote by Thomas Jefferson

There are to two things that man cannot bear, it is happiness and calm. Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) was an American Founding Father; principal author of the Declaration of Independence who later served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.  

Meditation nugget

Only when we allow others to be who they are, rather than who we want them to be, will we have peaceful relationships.

Little things to do to be happy everyday

As read on inc.com Sleep more Smile more (From the New Yorker Magazine) Meditate Exercise Go outside more often Practice gratitude Help others Spend more time with friends + family

Of commitment, love and relationships.

I spend a lot of time thinking about relationships and how to make them work. I stumbled upon this NYT article at the end of May and below is a summary of the nuggets it contains as a reflection about commitment, love and relationships. Nobody’s perfect. We only seem normal to those who don’t know us very well. The problem is that before…

About Karma

I recently came accross this explanation of what karma is by Pema Chödrön: People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That’s not the idea at all. The idea of karma is that you continually get the…

Ladies, let your boobs bounce!

A short manifesto for sensible feminism (Women’s magazines are not Gospel truth) Obesity has been shown to act like the flu: if a lot of people around you are overweight, you face an increased risk of catching their disease. Surrounding yourself, physically or virtually, with healthy people can inoculate you. Join a run club or…

The things no one tells you

What the zucchinipple made me think of In my family, and, to a lesser extent, in the culture where I am from, honesty is paramount. And I mean PARAMOUNT. As in your comment to that co-worker you don’t know that well about their new hair style ” Mmmm… Not sure that color works on you” type of paramount. Aww…Honesty!…

Get up! Now!

I just read that one’s metabolism slows down by as much as 90% after sitting down for just 30 minutes! Go get a glass of water, a few deep breaths or go talk to the co-worker you were just about to email (double whammy!)… Now!

Weather forecast

There are two types of people in this world: those able to give you the weather forecast 5 days out, complete with lows and highs and the exact time at which the rain will end… And the rest of us, who spend their day either freezing with frizzy hair or sweating bullets. Yes, I do belong…

PS1 – 3/26/2016

Oh, PS1, I love you! I love you! I love you! You make me think and you make me giggle, you provide me with endless photo opportunities. The piece featured on this entry is Lure and was created in 1995 by Kiki Smith (b. 1954). It represents the poetics of the human body. The weight of the hook recalls the status of the body…