Two Good Wheels

Dear Reader, Sometimes you love things even when they hurt you… at least that’s how I feel about my new bicycle. One unfortunate side effect of the coronavirus pandemic is that universities are closing their campuses and students are being evicted from housing. With less than a week’s notice to pack up their belongings, students... Continue Reading →

A Year without Green Beer

Dear Reader, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! While this holiday for many is just small text on the calendar, St. Patty’s Day warrants real festivity in Boston. As we are all painfully aware, social gatherings have been restricted across the United States. “Social distancing” is the new norm to slow down the spread of the highly contagious... Continue Reading →

Easy as Pi

Dear Reader, Happy Pi Day! With all the tough news concerning the ongoing pandemic, it is becoming harder to find reasons and venues to celebrate. In a search for things to do, I looked up activities for Saturday, March 14th. After I scrolled through about seven entries for 3/14, it occurred to me that today... Continue Reading →

Happiness Here and Now

Dear Reader, The present and engaged mind is the mortal enemy of stress. Last week, I took a course on presentation skills and had an opportunity to give a three-minute talk on a topic of my choosing. Encouraged to speak about something that makes our heart sing, I immediately thought to make stress the theme... Continue Reading →

Bring Your Own Mat

Dear Reader, Beer and yoga is a surprisingly common pairing. I learned this when I decided to dive into one of my 2020 New Year’s resolutions and ‘do more yoga.’ Around Boston, yoga studio membership costs about $150 a month; this is excluding new member/ student specials. If I aimed to make trips to the... Continue Reading →

Death is Number Two

Dear Reader, Jerry Seinfeld famously said, “According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two.” As a work opportunity, I participated in a two-part ‘introduction into presentation’ skills course. On day one, eleven employees were in attendance. When we were asked if public speaking was our worst fear, a... Continue Reading →

Indoor, Outdoor Spaces

Dear Reader, Humans are both indoor and outdoor creatures. We have simultaneously erected megacities while protecting forests and swamplands from manmade development. Some of us assuage our craving for nature by integrating brisk walks into our day and, perhaps, the occasional outdoor excursion into our otherwise sheltered lives. Even those of us who would rather... Continue Reading →

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