Anxiety Medication

I have found the past several elections very, very stressful. (The change process is excruciatingly slow.) This election cycle is the worst of them all! My anxiety level has been through the roof. I’m already sweating, breathing heavily, and pacing the house! As a result, I will up my anxiety medication dosing on Tuesday, the day the election results begin… Continue reading

Thoughts on Mindful Consumption

I read a really interesting essay by Chris Bowler: On Mindfulness and Quality. He provoked my thinking. I don’t like to think of myself as materialistic, though I’m certain I’m more materialistic than I would care to admit. I’ve always, since the days of my youth, preferred to do without “stuff” until I could have something I felt was of… Continue reading

Charles Dickens an Avid Walker

I didn’t know this brilliant author wrestled so with writing and used extremely long and fast walks as his “therapy.” Dickens was from childhood an avid, even compulsive, walker. He once wrote. “I think I must be the descendant, at no great distance, of some irreclaimable tramp.” Scarcely a day went by that Dickens didn’t flee his desk and take… Continue reading