Shedding Commitments

For so many of us, each day can easily be filled to the brim, packed with commitments around work, family, friends, home and self. But all this activity doesn’t necessarily translate to satisfaction and fulfillment, and it’s pretty hard to savor and appreciate each experience when we’re running from one to the next.


This autumn I’ve taken this to heart, and have begun taking steps to shed commitments that don’t reflect what’s most important to me. The most impactful change was stopping running my mother-in-law’s weekly blood draws from her apartment to the lab. Instead, I asked the visiting … Continue reading