Across the miles


If you’ve been following along this week, you know that Monday’s post took a really deep dive into the subject of perspective. I mean, everyone’s heard the saying “what you see is what you get,” but that quote from Marcus Aurelius was kind of next-level.

If there are no facts, and there are no truths, what are there?

Better yet, WHY would you spend years of your life in classrooms in which those two things are the plat du jour? Read More

“No-Fail” Friday: Conflicting views


This week, we talked about one of the many curveballs that mindfulness can throw you. Most of the time, we think about mindfulness as a strategy for taking things down a notch internally. It is that, but sometimes we may find that the clarity the practice can give us also serves as a catalyst for engaging with difficulty, injustice, or conflict. It’s a little unexpected – that taking in a little quiet and stillness would also help you find your voice, in a sense. The thing is, when you find it, it might sound a little different than it has in the past. So listen up for this weekend’s mindfulness challengeRead More



Let’s see if this sounds about right to you. Mindful people are centered and calm. Because they’re calm, they’re also pretty quiet. They don’t like to ruffle feathers, so they avoid conflict and never express challenging thoughts or ideas. Does that sound spot-on? If you’re nodding yes, don’t be alarmed, but…the answer is, not necessarily.  In fact, the more you practice mindfulness, the harder it can be to keep your opinions to yourself.  Read More