What's better on a Sunday morning than a good-paced walk outside in the fall? The joy of a Sunday morning walk is in that calmness, that openness to possibility, that unstable equilibrium between the past and future.
You've been working on it for weeks, maybe months. Planning, coordinating, communicating, cajoling, cat-herding... whatever it takes. And finally, the day comes when you are ready to launch. Maybe it's a big project that's consumed multiple months for you and your coworkers. Or an event, like a music festival or birthday party or tradeshow booth,… Continue reading Launches
Sometimes you have to take a step back and admire the sheer resilience of others. Oh, sure, the world is full of resilient people, continuing on with their lives against all odds. Citizens of war-torn countries. Minorities in America dealing with the inherent threats our society imposes on them. Whether Celebrities or Average Joes, there's… Continue reading Resilience
When it's harder than ever to choose joy, we risk accepting its absence. That can become a self-fulfilling prophecy of joyless days. We may fuel a vicious cycle dragging us further and further away from joy. But, when we make the effort to look for joy, we increase our chances of breaking our self-inflicted prisons… Continue reading Choosing joy, when looking for joy is harder
How does one find joy in troubled times? How are we to live, when existential threats such as a pandemic virus disrupt our day-to-day activities and curtail our ability to enjoy our favorite activities? How do we keep going when an unknown, hard-to-quantify threat to our health lurks in the shadows? Some words from C.S.… Continue reading How are we to live?