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Is It Time to Slow Down?

I have a confession to make.  I thought that technology was supposed to make our lives easier so we had more time to, well, live.   Somehow that doesn’t seem to be the case.  I am as guilty as the next guy.  My smartphone is never far from my hand.  It is one of the […]

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Spring Cleaning for Your Resolutions

Hard to believe given the thunder showers and wet weather here in Napa Valley, but we are already into Spring.  Such a beautiful time of year with the trees in bloom and gardens just beginning to hint at the riot of colors and textures yet to come.   It  is an inspiring time of growth, renewal, […]

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Meditation–It’s Not Just For Monks Anymore

When I tell someone I meditate, there are generally two types of responses.  The first is accompanied by a slightly raised eyebrow and an amused half-smile.  The other comes with a look of confusion, as though the person possibly misunderstood me.  Both expressions tell me that meditation is not a common practice for the other […]

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A Time-Out for the Mind

How many times have you been in a meeting at work and suddenly realized  you have no idea what has just been said?  Or you have a deadline looming but every time you sit down to finish up the project  something else suddenly seems more important?   It happens time and time again.  As soon […]

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Stress and the Pursuit of Happiness

It is one of the founding principles of the United States.  We are entitled to the pursuit of happiness.  It is what we are put on this earth to do.  And if it is a right, it should be a pretty easy thing to do, right?  Define happiness,  get set, pursue, achieve.  Simple. So why […]

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