Once again, tragedy grips my brave yet battered stretch of New Jersey corridor. This has not been an easy two weeks for New
Since commuting time is a reality for most of us, it's worth making some preparations to transform frustrating down-time into a period that is not just more peaceful, but actually restorative and worthwhile.
It's so easy to take the same route to work day after day and fall into a routine. Of course there's nothing wrong with routine, as long as it's serving you well. Routine can help give us structure and stability.
Subways at rush-hour are unhappy places. Weary commuters slouch in tired clumps, pressed together like gummy bears in a bag, their blank expressions saying: I am in a dank, cramped, subterranean space; I am surly; I want to go home; do NOT attempt verbal communication.
Obviously my enthusiasm for the end of summer comes with different reasons, but I'm eager for your kids to return to school, nonetheless. Even now that I'm no longer a server/bartender/retail associate with my afternoons free, I've found a few stellar reasons to rejoice when the kids are back in the classroom.
A rainbow connection, if you will.
Sometimes you just need some good old music to help start your Monday off right.
Commutes are a common part of daily life, but this time can easily be transformed into a calming spiritual oasis. With a simple shift in perspective, it is possible to arrive at your destination feeling recharged and refreshed.