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Kindness and Compassion Daylong Retreat

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Nashville Friends House

During the busyness and outward focus that often accompanies the holidays, this daylong retreat will offer a quiet time to slow down, connect with our bodies and extend kindness and compassion to ourselves and others. 139 more words


slam dancing redux

“i don’t feel as if im set up to succeed here. i have a brief manual to go by, but i don’t feel comfortable asking you questions because when i do,  i feel shamed  with your responses.” 778 more words

2nd Stage Recovery

All Creatures

The last couple of months, my roommates and I have developed a problem with mice. There are mice in our building, and in the 3.5 years I’ve lived in my apartment, I’ve seen them two or three times running into my room and upon finding nothing, leave. 655 more words

Veterinary Medicine

The Maples of Autumn

My legacy –
What will it be?
Flowers in spring,
The cuckoo in summer,
And the crimson maples
Of autumn…



Mindful Meditation; an adaption of Vipassana Meditation

Mindful Meditation, often defined as “the intentional, accepting and non-judgmental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment” 260 more words


Zen and the art of exhaust maintenance

My wife's wedding ring is hanging on a cord around my neck...  

…She’d been told to take it off or it would be taped to her finger, so before she was taken away we tied it tightly to the cord that runs through the hood of my sweat shirt. 987 more words