Just a little shout out to gentleness. And being gentle to ourselves as a devotion. Not just when things are rough or go south or anxiety steals the wheel (then too of course, that's the practice) but also gentleness for showing up for this life that is a FULL experience — on top of a social, political, and ecological state that reflects so much tragedy.

I wrote a bit on private declarations as an act of gentleness, so that we can show up in wider ways. Kind of like resolutions but without feelings of obligation, and whole lot more inner-referenced gusto. It's over on my (infrequent and inspiring!) newsletter, which can be found here: