Earlier this month I considered returning the smilgoneviral domain and shutting down the Stop.Breathe.Smile project. A few things happened: The Jumping Bean (JB) gave the crossing guard one of our magnets when he walked to school by himself one day. … Continue reading
I was a Chipotles on Monday picking up lunch for our office. As I waited for the order, I noticed how calm the cashier and the runner were. People were moving everywhere and these two women seemed not at all … Continue reading
The wind has been blowing over the last few days. It’s a sure sign that we are moving into winter. This week take a break and be the wind. Breathe out what you feel and make space for something else. … Continue reading
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Fall is like a collective sigh. Nature starts dropping everything, most noticeably, many of the trees drop their leaves. Trees also take minerals and nutrients–the preciousness of summer–deep into their roots to feed them through the winter and make buds … Continue reading
Smile. Read this and then stand up. Walk outside Find a tree Get close Touch it. Climb it. Notice how it moves. Thank the tree. Skip, dance, run, or jump back inside Smile. Breathe. Sit down. Take a deep breath. … Continue reading
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In the Chinese way of thinking, we have five seasons. Late summer is a season you may not recognized. Late summer can be that time when the summer evenings become a little cooler and the tomatoes lay heavy on the … Continue reading
The most exciting thing ever happened today. I found bathroom doors that were real metal! Maybe that’s only exciting to me. One of my biggest surprises in doing the Stop. Breathe. Smile. Project is that many things that look metal … Continue reading