Take a Deep Breath — How Mindful Breathing Calms You

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My son taking a breather in the playground before running around again.

At home, I taught my 5-year-old how to do it. In the beginning, it was me reminding him to take deep breaths. It usually happened when he was throwing a tantrum. After I let him express his frustration, whether it’s through tears or some angry words, I tell him, “Timmy. Take a deep breath.” He does. “One more time.” He does it again. It instantly calms him. Then he’s able to reflect better on what he was being so frustrated about, so we get to deal with it in a gentler, calmer manner. Read more…

My Sore Eyes are Teaching Me to Slow Down

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A current bout with sore eyes is teaching me to slow down.

On the day after I was diagnosed with sore eyes, I felt very, very, very tired. I was tired of all the traveling time from my home to work, which is a 2 1/2 hour trip — and that’s only one way. I felt the tiredness in my bones. I felt the tiredness of budgeting and chasing deadlines in my muscles. I felt my resistance go down. It took a bout of sore eyes to make me realize that I was really, really, really tired. Read more…

How to Cook One Pot Lasagna

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Why eat out on my birthday when I can cook One Pot Lasagna just to my liking? Mmm!

Lasagna. Who doesn’t love lasagna?! It’s hands down one of my most favorite pasta dishes ever. On my birthday, I decided to stay home. There was an option to have food delivered or to eat out, but I was craving, craving, craving home-cooked food. I was also craving lasagna. Here’s the thing though — I’m not very fond of using our oven, and a typical lasagna requires baking. As a believer of one-pot meals, I knew that one pot lasagna can be achieved!!! And yup, it was an achievement unlocked indeed. Here’s what you’ll need for a quick and easy, one-pot lasagna. Read more…

Per Chance (A Poem About a Grocery Romance)

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Written in September 2004. I love writing about unrequited love or romances that could have been, should have been, could be and should be. Missed connections, like this transient grocery romance, are quite plentiful if I judge it based on what I’ve read, been told and maybe experienced way back when.They make wonderful stories, and quite juicy ones too! Read more…

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