A Stovetop Simmer Recipe

Margi DehlinHygge, Seasonal ReflectionsLeave a Comment

How is Monday feeling to you this morning? I am working from home for part of today. While I have a more active afternoon, it is a lovely thing to be able to sit by the fire and see to the tasks before me. I have just completed my official “power hour” that I use to plan my the week’s dinner menu, … Read More

Podcast Love

Margi DehlinGrief, Health & Wellness, Relationships, Spirituality2 Comments

One of my favorite ways to enhance any activity is to listen to a podcast. Do you have podcasts you love? I find that I am drawn to podcasts for a variety of reasons. A few might be… to learn and grow to feel inspired to feel connected I thought I would share a few of my favorites lately. Are … Read More

Five Tips to Begin a Meditation Practice

Margi DehlinHealth & Wellness2 Comments

  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

Margi DehlinHealth & Wellness2 Comments

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

Ways to Savor Autumn

Margi DehlinHealth & Wellness, Seasonal Reflections3 Comments

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

Margi DehlinFaith Transition, Parenting, Relationships4 Comments

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

Margi DehlinFaith Transition, Parenting, Relationships4 Comments

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

My Workout Routine for Fall

Margi DehlinHealth & Wellness2 Comments

   Clara and I all ready for the High Fitness class we took together this summer. It was fun and challenging!   With the start of school the past couple of weeks, “routine” has officially shown up! She is like a long lost friend. I just want to hug “routine”.  I want to write her a love poem. Or maybe … Read More