Happiness Is A Symphony

"The world is, of course, nothing but our conception of it." —Anton Chekhov I am sitting in a cafe, eating a warm baguette with salty butter.  My body is satisfyingly sore from a morning run.  My breath is slow and soft.  My mind is puzzling over the complex concept of happiness, tangled in philosophy and... Continue Reading →

We Need Each Other

“A human being is part of a whole called by us universe.” — Albert Einstein This week I finally put into words what I’ve been learning and thinking about connection, community, and loneliness since I left the familiarity of my world in New York and unexpectedly began to build a new life and a new... Continue Reading →

How To Touch Your Toes

Do the thing you think you cannot do.  — Eleanor Roosevelt This week I have been immersed in yoga teacher training, diving into the history, philosophy, and science behind why moving around in a room with other people can make us feel so good.  That’s where I learned about the muscle spindle stretch receptor, which can... Continue Reading →

Running = Living

I run, therefore I am. — Hal Higdon In October 2017, I ran the Amsterdam marathon in 3:27:24, a personal best and Boston-qualifying time.  I had gotten a total of eight hours of sleep in the three days leading up to the race.  I almost missed my flight from Paris to Amsterdam because I could barely... Continue Reading →

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