Understanding the shifting balance of familial influence as we age allows us to more fully embrace quality time with loved ones. — I was lucky enough to be a stay-home mom when my children were tiny. I do not take for granted that I could spend 24 hours a day with my twins. … [Read more...] about The Circle of Life as Measured by Quality Time with Family
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As adults, many of us have experienced the profound benefits of meditation; but the benefits for children are equally significant. — When we practice meditation and mindfulness in our own lives, we often find that the release of stress and negativity and the emerging … [Read more...] about Meditation as a Path to Whole Family Wellness
Small changes in daily living can create major impact in environmental stewardship — and leave you feeling happier and healthier in the process. — By choosing to lead a more sustainable lifestyle, you are benefiting yourself and everyone in the world around you. Not … [Read more...] about Long Term Changes to Live More Sustainably
Throughout history, it has been women who have built the communities of our lives; our current era of pandemic is no different. — There is a history of women, subversive and marginalized, who gather to heal, dissent, bewitch or even birth. Alone and together, these women … [Read more...] about The Women of the Village: How They Saved Us Again
Traveling with kids can be… well… a challenge, but with a little planning, can also bring tremendous joy and lasting memories. — Traveling with kids can be fun (really!). Whether for the first time or the tenth, it can be also be daunting, but you can make it more … [Read more...] about A Guide for Traveling with Kids Because Life Shouldn’t Stop!
Humans are social beings and community is a necessary component of physical health — even in a virtual world — Before the pandemic, I was a member of a local gym, and a big motivator for me to show up to class each week was knowing I would see my buddies. We’d send group … [Read more...] about Redefining Fitness and Community in a Post-Covid World
When her husband contracts a devastating health condition, one woman discovers her latent strengths and true self — Sometimes the most unexpected things happen. Like witnessing snow fall on a seemingly cloudless day. Most of the time we wonder aloud before making minor … [Read more...] about Finding My Voice: The Unexpected Silver Lining in a Traumatic Life Chapter
Spring is a great time to renew your practices for — and commitment to — sustainability in daily living — In the fall of 2020, then-presidential-candidate Joe Biden referred to the upcoming colder months as a “very dark winter.” Now that those dangerous months are … [Read more...] about Approaching Spring with a Sustainable Mindset
I love to learn about people, their likes, belief, and desires — and believe we can all benefit by stretching out of our conversational comfort zone — We are an efficiency-based country. Outside of our circle, we view communication merely as transactional. If there is … [Read more...] about Beyond Small Talk: Becoming Willing to Explore Deeper Conversation and Connection
The pandemic has disrupted life and norms across the globe; so now what? What shifts will you bring to your life? — It goes without say that this pandemic has altered life as we know it. This comes as no surprise to anyone at this point. But what we hear more often than not … [Read more...] about Back to Normal? New Normal? Where are We Heading?
This difficult year has taught me that every challenge has a solution — and also helped me kick the habit of wanting to be perfect — It's strange how quickly things can change. One minute you're debating whether 2020 is the start of a new decade. The next you're going … [Read more...] about What I’ve Learned About Being a Mom in 2020
If you want to make a difference in the world, don’t think you need to start big… just start somewhere — Change is a slow, patient thing. It never comes overnight, it’s never obvious until it’s already there, and it’s never about one grand act. Change isn’t in a single … [Read more...] about Want to Create Change in the World? Here’s Where to Start