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Musings on Hope

By Vega Subramaniam

“Expectation is the root of all heartache.” — (Probably not) Shakespeare

We’re hearing a lot about “hope” these days. Hope for vaccinations and herd immunity. Hope for a relatively speedy economic recovery. Hope for a return to … Read More

03 Mar '21

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Setting Personal Goals During a Pandemic: Yea or Nay?

By Vega Subramaniam

The confluence of three things recently got me to thinking about the larger purpose of larger purposes.

The first thing is our “Intentional Life Planning” retreat. After years of offering it In Real Life, Mala and I … Read More

Happy Holidays? Yes. Happy Holidays!

By Vega Subramaniam

Well, friends, we’re almost there. Not that I’m quite sure what “there” means, exactly. Should I be worried? Probably. Am I still feeling hopeful? Yes. Am I feeling maybe even a bit festive? Also yes! I don’t know what’s … Read More

27 Nov '20

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Choose Joy (Even in These Challenging Times)

By Maria Taylor

One morning not long ago, I was feeling extremely sad and weary over some things in my personal life I’d been growing through. For comfort, I reminded myself of one of my favorite scriptures: “Be joyful always, … Read More

13 Nov '20

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Even Though We Knew, It Still Sucks

By Vega Subramaniam

Biden 306; The Donald 232. Woohoo, this means that I can get a good night’s sleep tonight, right? It’s finally over? I can rest up for the ongoing movement work? I can go back to paying attention … Read More

10 Oct '20

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Despair and Stillness

By Vega Subramaniam

What is happening? What. Is. Happening?

No, don’t answer that. I’m actually not interested in prolonging that conversation in this moment.

In this moment, what I’m actually interested in is turning again to taking care of ourselves.

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Our Oxymoronic Times

By Vega Subramaniam

Our current experience is large; it contains multitudes.

We’re used to the same event evoking multiple, even contradictory emotions. Weddings, funerals, family gatherings, new jobs, all of these experiences are laced with mixed emotions. Joy, nervousness, excitement, … Read More

What Stage of the Pandemic are We in?

By Vega Subramaniam

Dateline: Blursday, Marchtober, 2020. (Still 2020. I’m so…so sorry.)

Remember in early March when we were told things like that the gym would be closed “for the next two weeks”? And we maybe even believed that in … Read More

17 Jul '20

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How to Go About Daily Business in the Midst of the Greatest Uncertainty We’ve Ever Faced

By Vega Subramaniam

I know there’s a lot of variation in how we’re experiencing Life right now. Me, I’m pretty terrified, I have to say. I worry about my parents. Mala worries about her mom. We worry about each other, … Read More

Just Wait

By Megan Rolfe

Sometimes it feels like we are stuck and there is no way out.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot due to…oh, you know, current circumstances. Where I live, there has been a lot of deep breathing … Read More