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The Hill, part 2

Three years ago, I wrote a blog post about my commute to work on my bike. This was three jobs ago, and now I find myself making the same commute down the same roads, but to a new destination. And this time, I’m on an e-bike! After being laid off twice within a 6-month period, …

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Room for Optimism

Back at the new year, I wrote about resolutions and how I find January a depressing time to try to commit to a large goal or purpose for the coming year. I was drawn to indigenous traditions I had heard of that used the Spring Equinox as a time to set goals and intentions, which …

Quitting for the Win

I am no longer self-employed. My physical therapy clinic, Flourish, has wilted away. Not exactly wilted, more like it was surprisingly and thoroughly uprooted, not to be transplanted elsewhere. And I am wonderfully at peace with this. Owning my own clinic has been an unexpected journey, a challenge, and a rewarding experience. I was thrust …

Open to Chaos

Recently, I read that some Native cultures celebrate the Spring Equinox the way white Americans celebrate New Year’s, with resolutions and goals and new beginnings. It makes much more sense to me. Let January be the worst month of the year as it is, dark and cold with winter nowhere close to ending. Not exactly …