Dec2018: I Thought I WAS Thinking

November 30, 2018

“We keep our island in our mind, and when it’s time to find home, we know the way.” – from the movie Moana  The Zen card I drew this morning was “Right Thought.” It read, “You are what you think. Think it today, become it tomorrow. Nothing can help you or hurt you as much as […]

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Nov2018: Life Is Uncertain; Why Aren’t We?

October 28, 2018

“We are so intimidated by other people’s emotions, and so convinced by our own, that we lose sight of the underlying reality.”   – Deepak Chopra   Everywhere we look, we see how uncertain things are: hurricanes, earthquakes, disease, relationships, jobs, even a truck around the next curve. On the surface, we seem to accept this is […]

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Oct2018: Self-Care is not Self-ish

October 1, 2018

“When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.” – Anaïs Nin   You matter. Your life matters. You are here for a reason. You can’t be that reason if you’re being someone else’s. If you are to manifest your own potential, you need to build a foundation strong enough […]

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A Guide to the Practice of Self-Care

October 1, 2018

  (This collection of practices is intended as a companion to my October 2018 Newsletter: “Self-Care is not Self-ish”) ©2018 Bradford L. Glass  •  www.RoadNotTaken.com    October 2018 Below is a large collection of practices from which you can choose as a way to care more fully for the true self you are. A practice is an […]

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Sep2018: A Life in Balance

August 28, 2018

“It may be that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.”   ― Wendell Berry When we think about the idea of balance in our lives, it’s often in the context of work vs. […]

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This I Believe

August 23, 2018

I’ve long been a subscriber to NPR’s “This I Believe” podcast. It’s a program modeled after the radio series of the same name, done by Edward R. Murrow in the 1950s. (I remember that one.) In its daily postings, people from all walks of life speak to a powerfully-held personal belief, and offer a story […]

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Aug2018: Living Like You Matter: You DO

August 1, 2018

“We all continually move on the edges of eternity, and are sometimes granted vistas through the fabric of illusion.”             – Ansel Adams, Autobiography   At the end of this month, I will have lived on this planet for 72 years. While there are many who would think of me as old, I am not among […]

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Jul2018: Choosing “Home” – Part 4: Falling Down

June 30, 2018

“Belonging is the innate human desire to be part of something larger than us. Because this yearning is so primal, we often try to acquire it by fitting in and by seeking approval, which are not only hollow substitutes for belonging, but often barriers to it. Because true belonging only happens when we present our […]

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Drama, Hype and Irresponsible Reporting

June 4, 2018

I saw a headline in USA Today (June 4) that read: “Hawaii Volcano Sparks Irrational Travel Fears.” I think the writer left out one (important) word. It could, more accurately, have read: “Hawaii Volcano REPORTING Sparks Irrational Travel Fears.” It seems that what’s missing for almost all the reporting on Kilauea’s most recent eruptions is any sense […]

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Jun2018: Choosing “Home” 3: Intention

May 31, 2018

                  “Always drink upstream from the herd.” — an old cowboy saying (Part 3 in series on how a deep sense of home can offer you resilience and self-trust … in a chaotic, uncertain world.) Part 1, April, showed how, without a connection to your personal truth, you become easy prey for uncertainty and chaos in the external […]

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