Breathe. Sleep. Purr. Repeat.

Written By: Erin Smith

May 26, 2022

Wolf cornered Early Man in a cave. Wolf bared his fangs, a murderous glint in his eyes. “I’m going to eat your face off!” he snarled. Early Man held up his hands. “Wait, wait!” he pleaded. “What if, and hear me out here, instead of eating my face off … blankets and peanut butter.” Wolf […]

So Much Noise: My Troubled Relationship with Social Media

Written By: Erin Smith

May 11, 2022

I recently read a statistic that I cannot stop thinking about: More than 90% percent of the data in the world was generated over the last two years. Read that again. It boggles the mind. In some ways it makes perfect sense. Compared to the 15th century, we now consume as much data in a […]

Liminal Space: Embracing the Not Quite

Written By: Erin Smith

May 10, 2022

The birds they sang At the break of day Start again I heard them say Don’t dwell on what has passed away Or what is yet to be ~Leonard Cohen, Anthem   I’ve been having a lot of lucid dreams lately. In most of them, I am wandering about some liminal space, those physical spaces […]

Amor Fati, or the Stoic in the Coffee Shop

Written By: Erin Smith

May 1, 2022

“Do not seek for things to happen the way you want them to; rather, wish that what happens happens the way it happens.”  ~Epictetus   I was sitting in a cafe, writing. To the left of my laptop was my phone, face up in case someone called. To my right was a latte, my favorite […]

All Position5 Inquire Within¡

Written By: Erin Smith

May 1, 2022

I slowed the car and looked again at the acrylic sign outside the gas station. What the hell is a position5? It took a second to realize that they had run out of letter S’s and used a number 5 instead. Oh, I thought. Speedway is hiring. I wondered if the inverted exclamation mark was […]

I Was Wrong, and It’s Not (Entirely) Michael Pollan’s Fault

Written By: Erin Smith

April 20, 2022

  “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” ~author and food activist Michael Pollan   In 2016, I published a book titled Sensible Wellness for Women. In it, my co-author Andra and I discussed our approach to finding more health, wholeness, and happiness in our lives by making small changes to our mindfulness, diet, exercise, […]