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michael-seidel's picture
Aug.23.2012
Used to have an expression we often used, maintaining. This meant you were keeping it real.  Maintaining is about keeping balance, maintaining stress and outlook. Spent the night in some darkness as the day stole toward us. Pictured sundogs rising in line around the world, chasing some into...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.17.2012
An SF Chronicle article tells of the Twitter co-founder's plans to tear down his house and rebuild. Evan Williams and his wife bought it a year and a half ago for 2.9 million dollars. They've decided they don't like the house and they want to tear it down and build a green house.  The house...
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.30.2012
I ride the wave of the day, feeling it swell, crest and crash under me. I try to stay balanced but sometimes I fall off. Keep calm, relaxed, no fear, no anxiety, no resentment, no bitterness, no frustration, no doubt. Stay calm and relaxed, stay positive and update.  But things happen and I...
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.27.2012
Did some refining of my thinking and some more traveling toward self-actualization. Did some writing, seven miles of walking in pleasant eighty degree weather, two pints of beer and a couple hours with my writing group tonight.  Great hearing of their growth and success and sharing their joy,...
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.08.2012
I've been going through deeper spiritual and self-awareness on Red Room for several months.  I've always written to understand myself and the attendant confusion and conflicts that arise from being a man married to a woman, coping with modern life and corporate employment, an aging person...
elmaz-abinader's picture
Apr.14.2012
I was raised with ritual. From the first trickle of Catholic water on my head to the planting calendar for our garden, to the march from period to period in class, I knew where my body would be at what time of the day, week, year and what I would be doing. This wasn’t unlike many childhoods that...
kala-ambrose's picture
Jan.27.2012
Check out my new article on HuffPo, can you do something local like this to support artists and entrepreneurs? Be the change you want to see in your community! As I connect with the introspective energy of the winter season, I find that I am grateful to be living in the state of North Carolina....
leslie-davenport's picture
Nov.15.2011
Ancient cultures the world over have recognized that well-being springs from a life lived in balance. But with the demanding pace of modern life, it seems almost impossible to achieve a balanced lifestyle. The American Institute of Stress reports that stress-related problems account for 75 to...
aliki-mcelreath's picture
Nov.14.2011
A friend of mine is trying to practice mindfulness--that is, the practice of stopping and reflecting on the moment, what you are feeling now as separate from what came before, and what might come after. You focus on physical and emotional sensations, and on your body's needs and reactions, in order...
mailrangam-venkataraman's picture
Oct.27.2011
In case God is not availableOnly utter chaos will prevailTo obey Justice, all will failNothing useful is possible God-faith if is not at all hadOnly will violate moralityBringing doom to the societyLife will turn very, very bad When one says no God at allThen truth will have a bad fallNasty ideas,...