Day Five

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. -Jean Shinoda Bolen Care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. I remember going to a yoga class in...

My slightly winded, Zen self

Imagine my surprise to wake up in Atlanta on Saturday morning to find myself on the front page of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. I like the headline: "37-Days Challenge. Author: Pick Thing, Stick to It." And an even bigger version of my slightly winded,...

Day Four, a lifetime.

Day Four. My lord. Is it only Day Four? It seems like a lifetime ago that I signed that pledge. If you are faltering, just remember that this is for you. This isn't for anyone else but you. It's not for me or your Aunt Estaleen or that cute man at the Food...

I need your help. For 60 seconds.

In November, 1979, I was living in Greensboro, North Carolina, when the Greensboro Massacre took place. Members of the KKK opened fire and killed five civilians on the streets of Greensboro. As readers of Life is a Verb know, I was dating a black man in Greensboro at...