Wednesday, December 4, 2013

creating a new habit

"it's not just our own minds that try to trip up our new habits, it's also the situations themselves...[which] provide a whole new set of temptations to lure us away from our new habit. We go on a diet and cakes, chips, and beer are suddenly everywhere. Or we decide to walk to work and then it starts raining every day."

-Jeremy Dean,
Making Habits, Breaking Habits

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

on public speaking

"if you realize that you have a chance to be generous in this moment, to teach and to lead, you can leave the self-doubt behind and speak a truth that the audience needs to hear. When you bring that to people who need it, your fear pales in comparison.
The faster we get over ourselves, the sooner we can do a good job for those tuning in."
-seth godin

Sunday, December 1, 2013

“I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough,

 it loses all of its meaning.” - Andy Warhol 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

“ It is not abstinence from pleasures that is best,

but mastery over them without being worsted. ” — Aristippus

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

On getting in shape now:

 "why not see what potential you have now? Eat some plants, lift some stuff, run somewhere, get on a machine to nowhere, whatever...it’s a goal you can see and feel, and lessons from it often translate well to career or other goals. Oh, and try boxing."
-found here

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"you want to try and be at the front,

otherwise it's like running through a forest where all the other trees are running with you."

-Casey Neistat, here

following

As I sit on the T, bundled in a thick scarf and the latest copy of Edible Boston, I realize that my dreams are unfolding.

I am on the way home from a Slow Food Boston Board meeting where I am a board member. I am humbled in the presence of the other members and I can only aspire to be as articulate as they are.

The tasks that I have before me are to write the minutes for Slow Food, to test recipes for Joanne Chang, to finish an assignment for Medical Nutrition Therapy, and to practice my choreography for a Body Pump class. These are all things that I dreamed about when I was in Texas. 

As I opened my latest copy of Edible Boston, I was greeted by familiar names and faces; these are the magical aspects of getting older,

I hope to get wiser, as well, and to become better at practicing gratitude.