Thank You Ride #2: Tunnel to Sierra Point

Today’s cycling day is dedicated to JE, who was the second sponsor to support my participation in AIDS LifeCycle, a 545 mile bike ride from SF to LA, June 2-8, 2019. In a previous post, I tell more about this endeavor and the thank you posts.

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Thank You Ride #1: Chilly Industrial Landscape Becoming Familiar

Several weeks ago I signed up to participate in AIDS LifeCycle, a 545 mile bike ride from SF to LA, June 2-8, 2019. One of the reasons I signed up was to challenge myself physically, but even that needs to be for a reason.

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Gratitude, Contentment, Heat

A couple of years ago, a communication coach at my desk job suggested starting a gratitude practice. I’ve heard of the concept before, and even after Kathleen the coach explained her own and her family’s gratitude practice to me, it seemed a bit out there. First of all, not like I am ungrateful or anything, am I? I know I am lucky and all that. What difference cataloguing the body parts that work and such in a journal would make?

Still, Kathleen was a truly gifted coach and a loveliest person, so even though I dismissed the idea as a suggestion to not follow, it got put aside in a not too far away corner of my brain. This post is about what happened when the time came to bring it back up and put it to work. Continue reading “Gratitude, Contentment, Heat”