"Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye." The writer Mary Shelley was onto something when she spoke those words in the 1800s. Whether it's a steady run to start the day or an afternoon spent raking leaves, these seem like completely unrelated activities until you tune into the cadence of their rhythm. The familiarity of their tune seems to quiet down the disjointed chatter that peppers our thoughts. The ritual of our simple tasks act to clear our minds and gives us focus to move ahead.
"Why don't you pull out your mixer to do that?" That's the question each member of my family poses whenever I (known here as Whisk) am whipping up a bowl of cream. The quick answer is I'm worried that I'm going to throw my back out lifting that behemoth out of the lower cabinet where it lives.Read More