For a long time, I was hard-pressed to find a good definition of “blessing” that encompassed its quality of kindness, possibiity and transformative power without referencing formal religion. I found it in ‘To Bless the Space Between Us’ by poet John O’Donohue, and in one of his exquisite blessings.Read More
Lesson for an Open Heart
After an extended pause from Improvised Life seeing my friend through open heart surgery, all is well. The surgery was successful, and my friend is slowly recovering. Through weeks of ICU and the unpredictable processes of healing, we have felt the powerful effect of the simplest of things: Kindness.Read More
How to Be a Friend to Yourself (with Fab Tiny Playlist)
We really like School of Life’s potent little video, How To Be a Friend to Yourself, something MANY people we know have a hard time doing. We made a tiny playlist to go with it.Read More
Here’s Your Joy Permit!
As we passed a Police/Fire Emergency alarm on 123rd Street, we noticed an official looking bright yellow form taped to it. We walked by then turned back to read it; something didn’t look quite right. We discovered that it was a sort of makeshift dispenser of…JOY Permits,Read More