On Monday, Wake County (NC) students on the traditional calendar went back to school. Like many city/suburban areas, the school board mandated masks for everyone inside school, despite some intense protests by some parents. Last week, my city, Cary (a town outside Raleigh, NC), also imposed a mask mandate within city buildings. That, too, has … More Having Ethical Questions around COVID Vaccinations? Let’s check in with NYT, WaPo, the Mayor, and the Dalai Lama.
Happy International Peace Day! Are you feeling peaceful? Many of us are not. Many of us feel like these times are the most chaotic we have ever tried to live through. The combination of the challenges of the coronavirus, the economic downfall, the ongoing social justice movement, and the political situation makes almost everything in … More A Peace Day Lesson on the Benefit of Chaos
If I had to pick two men who are guaranteed to make me laugh, I would say one is the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, and another is John Oliver, the host of late night political satire show, Last Week Tonight. So … More Laughing With the Dalai Lama
Alan Ginsberg famously encountered Walt Whitman while he was grocery shopping, but today I think I did him one better. For I found the Dalai Lama in my neighborhood grocery store in a town in North Carolina. There was no particular warning that this would be a transformative shopping experience. I had bought what I could at a … More Finding the Dalai Lama in a Supermarket in North Carolina
This was a great weekend for me. While the backdrop nationally was President Trump’s inauguration and the peaceful protests for the rights of women, minorities, and the poor, my focus was a little more personal. Friday and Sunday nights we had parties (YAY!) where my son invited over his friends for dinner, games, art or music … More Mopping with Joy
If you could get coaching from anyone in the world about how to create joy in our current stress-filled world, who would you choose?
I’ll give you a moment to think about it….
… More The Book of Joy