Like many others, I’m spending a lot of time at my desk. Some precious things hang on the wall in front of me. A painting by my friend Lisa. A piece of ceramic art that I bought in Paris sometime last millennium. A postcard of the cover of one of my books, with a post-it, a scrawled “Congratulations!” note from my publishers. A photo of my husband and me from the summer when we met. There is also an inspirational bookmark that I got when I graduated from Yoga Teacher Training. It was one of those “pick a card, any card” moments and the “quality” featured on the bookmark was meant to be taken as a kind of mantra for each student.