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Personal Essay | Being Here

May 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe Maybe I’ve lost the run of myself. A midlife crisis? Perhaps. Certainly there are those who’d say so. I suppose it’s not every day that a [...]

Happy Patience-Giving

November 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

Even in California, we get fall. The day will be a mild and sunny 60 degrees, but still, yellowed leaves blanket the bright green, drought-friendly artificial turf of our [...]

Gratitude: Give Yourself What You Give Away

November 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

I used to be thankful that I was trying to make the world a better place, trying to make people feel appreciated and loved. I wanted to lead by example. But at night, I would [...]

Making Our Own Holiday

November 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Every year, when discussing the coming holidays, inevitably someone I know offers up a variation of the same tribal chestnut with a grimace or groan: “Yeah, we’re going [...]

Forming a Gratitude Routine

November 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

My secret to living well is my morning routine: I lie in bed a little longer than I should. Sometimes, I struggle with how lazy I must look. But I quiet my mind, give in to [...]
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