Novel Response

Folks, no one is going to let you miss anything. You will be updated against your will. You’ll know when things are worse. You’ll know when things are better. If you have the wherewithal to be reading this, no one is going allow you to remain uninformed. Your watch need not be so vigilant. You…

First Of Many

It worked out that my first week of tennis therapy coincided with my first league match. It’s technically not therapy but it is a form of training for the mind. Why did I need tennis therapy? I didn’t. My coach needed it. She started using it to improve her own experience and had such success…

Second Month Rituals

Here we are again; a ritual return. Back when this became a wellness blog I called each of these end-of-the-month posts my Work Release. The idea was to show the work which goes into wellness as a practice to reinforce that wellness is indeed a practice and it is indeed work. To support my 2020…

What All People Must Want

Remember last weekend when I found money — paper money — while out on a run? This weekend I found jewelry. The fact that it is intact is more of a miracle than the find itself. Most everything I find on the road is damaged by traffic on the road. This big-ass bling had obviously…

Spooky Loot

Okay, folks. For those of you who scoff at my assertion that the items I find when I’m out running are magical, let’s go a little deeper. Sometimes it isn’t so much what you find but how you find it. For instance, when you’re out on a run or a walk and you discover this:…

First Month Rituals

Back when this became a wellness blog I called each of these end-of-the-month posts my Work Release. The idea was to show the work which goes into wellness as a practice to reinforce that wellness is indeed a practice and it is indeed work. That’s still the case but to support my 2020 theme of…

Ritual Teasing

Last week of January, which means this will likely be my last post of the month. However, if you’ve been following this blog long enough to remember my Work Release posts, you’re in for a treat. They’re back! I reinstated them for 2020. I should say, it’ll be a treat providing you liked those Work…

James The Curly: Smugus Magus

Items found while running were amusingly greyscale this week. I found them on different blocks of the same run. The blackie is obviously one of the dozens of hair bands I find on the run. The other is a silicone wrist band advertising an indoor trampoline park. These felt rather benign after my last find…

My Beloved Moxie

Early Sunday morning. Devotional time. Candles. Coffee. Journal. Sock feet. Quiet except for the scratch of pencil against paper. Reflecting on the week’s work and planning the week ahead. Creating rituals to support my wellness. All of this called devotional because it is devoted to how I want to feel, what I want to practice,…

Hail Holy Phone (or Dating People Who Aren’t There)

I promised I would follow up on the ammunition found on the run last week. See my Vegan With Ammo post for reference. I ran the same route the next day and did not find any more rounds of any caliber on the sidewalk. This made me happy. After a week’s contemplation the most sensible…

A Vegan With Ammo

Items found while running now include ammunition. I found these on the sidewalk outside the county courthouse. They are nestled in my running glove which is covered in dog hair from petting the neighborhood friendlies. This was one of the rare occasions my running pants didn’t have pockets. I didn’t relish the thought of tucking…

Calm-uary

Good morning, citizens of 2020. First change to the wellness practice is financial wellness: no more overtime. The boss announced it mid-December. Starting tomorrow I have to return to a regular eight-hour work day. Or I should say, I get to. The second change is occupational wellness. The benefit of overtime wasn’t just extra money….