Saturday, June 23, 2012

ryōan-ji

Zen gardens have 15 stones in them and they are carefully placed so no matter where in the garden you are sitting, you can only see 14 at a time. The reason you cannot see all the stones in the garden is to remind us that PERFECTION IS ALWAYS OUT OF REACH.

Friday, June 22, 2012

quality matters

"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly." - Marcus Aurelius

why meditate?

Makes the bad things not so bad and the good things better. Can help with changing destructive/compulsive behavior, anger and stress management, OCD, ADD, pain management, etc.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

maybe I really do dress like a Dementor

MY HUSBAND: (As I'm trying to decide what to wear for Easter and he is staring at my side of the closet) "Your wardrobe is so....Seattle."

Friday, April 15, 2011

I need to add color into my wardrobe

SOPHIE: "Mom, can you find my black jacket? I want to be a Dementor just like you..."

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

happy valentine's day!

Sophie just got her ears pierced! She chose Hello Kitty earrings and had a smile on her face the whole time.  Now we wait for 6 weeks until she can finally wear GIANT HOOPS.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

thomas jefferson

"Learn to see in another's calamity the ills that you should avoid."
-- Thomas Jefferson, third U.S. president