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Unfolding Joy: Haiku

As a mindfulness practice, Haiku, the elegant Japanese three-line poem consisting of five syllables in the first and final lines and seven syllables in the middle line, anchors us in the present as we telescope in on the details of a mundane moment.


Walking in the woods

I love walking in the woods upon layers of pine needles, cones, branches and moss quilted together on the forest floor. Since she took her first steps, my daughter has helped me become a more observant tracker in the woods, pointing out the micro-ev ...

Friction and Flow

Friction and Flow

This reflection on "the good life" draws upon my research on the science of wellbeing and my lived experience in two places: a Caribbean island and Chiapas, Mexico. It compares two different "takes" on the topic: hedonic well being (happiness based ...