What’s The Buzz? Tell Me What’s A-Happening!

What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s a-happening? I was 14 when the smash album became a Broadway sensation. Jesus Christ Superstar ruffled more than a few feathers, but to this rebellious teenager, it was a personally freeing experience. But that’s a story for another time. Norman Jewison, the film’s director, said, “These kids are trying (more…)

Writing Haiku Is My Stress Buster

I love haiku and though the form doesn’t have the same nuance or depth in English as it does in Japanese, I still strive to write the “perfect” haiku. It’s not that I expect to ever be a great poet. It’s that the energy I put into creating a haiku is so different from the (more…)

&$@#! I’m Broke! My Brain Bucks Account Is Overdrawn.

Running out of mental energy always seems to happen at the worst time; in the middle of a meeting, while trying to get that last “thing” done before the end of the day, in the middle of a family gathering. You’ve probably even had the experience where your neurologist told you to “pace yourself” or (more…)

50 Ways To Take A Break

Catchy title, right? I didn’t come up with it. All credit goes to Karen Horneffer-Ginter, including the artistry for the infographic in this post, too. What I can tell you is that taking breaks is important. We spend a lot of brain bucks staring at the computer, scrolling through the headlines, and checking off items (more…)

Coloring Today (it’s not what you think)

Today our mindful suggestions focus on color. These three exercises can be alternated throughout the coming week. Connect The Colors Kermit the frog from Sesame Street sang a great song called Rainbow Connection. I can still see him sitting on a log in a bog or forested area with his frog-sized banjo singing his heart (more…)

Slow Down! Here Comes Some Wabi-Sabi.

Wabi-Sabi? What the heck is that?! If you’re not familiar with wabi sabi, it’s a traditional Japanese concept derived from two verbs; wabu and sabu. From a Buddhist perspective, it embodies the impermanence and imperfection of life. The Japanese take it one step further to see the beauty in the imperfection. Think of it as (more…)