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Fierce on The Page by Sage Cohen

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Better Than Busy

“Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.” —Tara Brach

Mark and I were in Bend, Oregon, for the weekend. He was attending a conference, and I had tagged along to write. A major writing deadline was fast approaching, and I was delighted to have a small oasis of creative space in the midst of running a business and a household alone while solo-parenting one seven-year-old and four animals, three of whom were ailing.

As I walked to a café for breakfast with my laptop bag slung across my chest, I felt weightless. For this brief window of time, I was responsible for no one but myself. I studied the charming houses as I ...

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