MINDFULNESS

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Creating Space for Spontaneity

I tend to be a planner, an achiever, a doer. In fact, I could write paragraphs on the benefit of goal-minded living, and the need for patience and steadfastness in parenting, business, or home projects. In each of these endeavors, my days…

Nurturing Wholeness | Retreating

“a series dedicated to nurturing and nourishing the self from the inside out” I have always appreciated winter's wisdom, its encouragement to retreat and to listen. It merely requires a window or a walk outdoors to understand there is…
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Light the Path | Reflections to Welcome the New Year

Each new year is a baptism of sorts, a release of one thing, a grasp for another. Whether one toasts champagne or simply turns the paper page on the calendar, we cross over, like mystics. Each of us. All of us. A new year. I realize…
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On Acts of Kindness and Thanksgiving

There's something about baked foods straight from the oven that warms both the soul and the belly. However divided a room or community or nation may be, there is solace in shared food, and most especially in pie or tarts. Perhaps it is the concrete-ness…
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sharing an unexpected gift

Although I love sharing and receiving gifts for special occasions, my favorite gifts are the ones shared for no reason at all. Don't you love receiving random gifts from others? Maybe a stranger in line before you purchases your coffee or…
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On Screentime + Managing the Internet at Home

The use of technology in childhood is one of the hottest topics for modern parents, and it seems where ever you land on the issue, it can be a potential point of shame and judgement, one where each family must establish strong justification…
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one equal temper of heroic hearts

I gave Mark a wallet for father's day in June with the last line from Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Ulysses, "to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." I might have inscribed the last seven lines, if it would have fit, and so I inscribed…
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fresh flowers in the late summer home

A small bundle of fresh flowers for the home can be water for the soul, especially in these late summer months when the temperatures soar and the fields lie crispy and parched. I tend to sprinkle small bundles or sprigs throughout the…