2019 Resolutions

I’ve always made resolutions for myself, however I normally just keep them in my head. Over the last few years though I have begun writing them down as a way for me to visualize what I want to accomplish for the year. Last year a friend of mine invited me to be in a private resolution group and I decided to accept the invitation as a way of staying committed to myself and my goals. As it turns out, I didn’t reach the projected 70% achievement I was aiming for…more like 35 ~ 40% overall. I learned a lot from tracking based on which goals became less important throughout the year and which ones gained importance. These factors played into the overall success of my resolutions and it left me feeling positive going into 2019.

2018 Resolutions.
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Every Year Has A Lesson

I never thought about this when I was younger, but as I have gotten older I now realize each year has a lesson. At first, I didn’t think much about it, but after reflecting on it the other day I realized, that it was an interesting observation.

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My friend, Veronika, and I had this conversation around the start of the year about what this year’s lesson was for her. We decided that maybe this year was about patience. Last year was about letting go. If you ask me, letting go and patience are good friends. Interestingly enough those same lessons are also mine.

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Classical Tibetan Notes

I first started learning classical Tibetan back in April I think. I can’t quite remember at the moment, but I have been extremely lucky with the fact a good friend’s fiancé, L, became my teacher and friend through this course. We could have done the book a lot faster as it is only 7 lessons, but my friend, V, and I have our work schedules and our teacher has his university schedule to work around to allow us to meet up once a week. We took a break from classes during the summer as we were all in different places and on vacation and we missed a few weeks of class in October as our teacher had to head to a conference in America and spent some time seeing family. We are also taking a brief interlude now as he is in Nepal, teaching at Ranjung Yeshi University and doing a meditation retreat. We will have one more class before my friend Veronika leaves to move to Nepal for 6 months and with that the book will be finished!

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33 Acts for Self-Love and Self-Care

To me working on self-love or loving myself has been an ongoing process for many many years. In fact it is still a work in progress which I am better at navigating as I am getting gracefully older or not, haha. A part of self-love is giving yourself self-care, especially in practices and routines that make you feel grounded in life. This year I have not put much effort into my self-care routine as I would have hoped for, so I think for my 33rd year on this beautiful planet I’d like to invest a little more time into that. Hopefully it will further the self-love I have been developing over these past few years. Read More

India 2004 Part 7

2/20/04

Today Tenzin, her uncle, Kunga, Pema, and I were going to go to the monks retreat but we decided not to go after a while. Because it was really far away. The path we took was really steep and had many rocks. So instead we decided to go to the waterfall. The path was really rocky and hard to climb, and I was kind of running up. Which was stupid because I end up slipping, but I regained my balance and  some Indian guy is like “Careful baby”  I was like “Ahhh!!!” But afterward sitting by the fall was so refreshing, especially with the spray of the water on  my face. Read More

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