“No-Fail” Friday: Certainly not


More of a listener than a reader? Check out this audio version of the mindfulness challenge in today’s post:


This week was all about transitions – shifts in the season bring unpredictable weather, as well as changes in life. Students become summer interns, or even graduates(!), leases end and new ones are signed, bags are packed, and then unpacked in new terrain. TS Eliot said that “to make an end is to make a beginning,” and life this time of year definitely backs him up. Transition closes some doors, and opens others…but where to we go while that’s happening? Into uncertainty, friends. Into what cultural studies scholars would call “liminal space.” Into an undefined zone of not knowing, not belonging, and most importantly, of transformation.

Sound weird and scary? Well, it can be. Change is sometimes exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. But with skills like those offered in this weekend’s “no-fail” mindfulness challenge, it’s also totally survivable.  Read More