Own this space: Secrets about life I learned from my mountain bike

The psychologist was not telling me what I wanted to hear. We were skyping across time zones, navigating work, kids and continents and I had a pretty clear idea in my head of what I wanted from him. Damn head-mechanics. I was looking for an expert to back a theory – to offer up neurological…

Meditate on This

When the third person recommended I take up meditation, I started to get worried. Was I so obviously manifesting a strung-out vibe? I know meditation is trending in tech circles, but I was getting the nudge from grounded health practitioners and wellness advisors who threw it out at the end of a visit about something…

The Velocity Project winds down

For the last two years, I’ve been on a mission to Slow the Fuck Down. Now, the mission is winding down. Am I cured of my squeeze-too-much-in, take-too-much-on, work-like-a-maniac ways? No. The desire to have it all and have it all now is the root cause of me being overworked, overprogrammed and overcommitted. And it’s…

Patience, grasshopper.

Yesterday, I planted some seeds in the garden. Cold-hardy things that the seed packets promised could be started in April. I just couldn’t wait any longer. Today, I woke up and ran outside, to see if anything had happened. All the garden bed had for me (NO signs of life! no sprouts! no little seedlings!)…