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Why We Hike

"Why do we have to do this hike?", complained my almost-eight-year-old son, his arms drooping by his sides. We had been hiking for almost two hours, had just conquered a half-mile 500-foot elevation gain, and still faced another mile uphill before reaching the summit.

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My husband, unable to stomach my son's complaints, put our younger daughter in the carrier and charged up the hill. I took a deep breath and silently asked myself, "Why do we make them hike?"

Walking beside my son at his...

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My Work

As the daughter of a Buddhist and a healer, I grew up surrounded by messages of "being in the Now". But then, somehow, I became entangled inthe slimy tentacles of modern life, which seemed determined to dragme away from the present moment.

There was always something I should be doing but wasn't, because I was busy doing something else that was just as "important". If I was loading the dishwasher I was fretting about the next day's lunches. If I was working with my students I was thinking about...

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