Five Tips to Begin a Meditation Practice

November 2, 2018

  I began meditating at a time of great tumult in my life. From what I have read, painful moments have been a catalyst for many a meditator! It has been nearly three years now--and most days, I meditate ten minutes every morning. If I am feeling especially burdened by anxiety or strong emotions, I may add an extra session ... Read More

Autumn Capsule Breakfast Menu

October 23, 2018

I have tried something new with our breakfast ritual recently. A capsule breakfast menu. You know how much I enjoy my capsule wardrobe! Yes!  Well, I thought the same benefits might apply to meal planning and our breakfast meal. How It Works All I do is choose three options for breakfast that both children love. This may seem obvious but ... Read More

Fall Leaves and Letting Go

September 25, 2018

Photo by Scott Tallman The life of a leaf The leaves have begun to turn color in the nearby canyon. I have always loved how nature has a sense of flare. Autumn seems to provide the perfect canvas for one last burst of richness before winter's whites, greys, and browns take over the palette of the natural world. It is a ... Read More

Ways to Savor Autumn

September 18, 2018

I love the idea of living in the moment. I do. Still, a little planning can go a long way. Especially when it comes to savoring the few short months of the autumn season. I want to go deep with autumn. Really experience it. Have you felt the morning crisp in the air these past few days? Have you noticed ... Read More

Connecting with Teens

September 13, 2018

We are fortunate to have two teens living in our home. Winston is fourteen--and in ninth grade. Clara is seventeen--and a senior in high school. Their lives are always in motion, constantly swirling in a mix of different identities and moods that vary from moment to moment. I find the teen years naturally place me in a rather heightened state as ... Read More

The Shift from External to Internal

September 4, 2018

One of the first shifts that often occurs in life transitions but that is especially relevant to a religious one -- is the turn from looking outside of ourselves to find answers -- toward trying to discern how we feel, what we value, or what we need from the inside out. This is an especially tough task as many of us have ... Read More

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