How soothing it felt to get back to Buddhist meditation class after being off for Labor Day last week. Tonight was the start of a six-part series about relationships and examining them in your life, from a significant other to the cashier at the drugstore. We were asked to examine: how do you relate to people?

For me, this one is about taking it up a notch. I have spent the last few years digging deep and developing more patience, kindness and compassion. But I can definitely use more work in this area and look forward to immersing myself in the topic as we cruise into fall.