The Art of Slowing Down

We all know that we need reminders to enjoy our lives, to keep our priorities in view,

and to "stop and smell the roses." But do we do it?

How do we get caught up again and again?

How do you actually choose a lifestyle without getting swept away

with the day to day rhythm of culture?

Living by our own inner rhythms and values is the secret to a fulfilling life.

And that may not always align with those around us. And that's ok.

This is why we don't always do it.

Why it's easier on many levels to work harder and to live "traditional" lives.

But on this 4th of July holiday, I offer a different view of "independence."

Of maybe not following the status quo.

Progress may not be as perfect