I love to dance ~ I danced in a performance group in college and I really missed dancing once I moved on to “real life.” Several years ago I was happy to discover that the dance studio my daughter attended also offered Moms’ classes. Awesome! Until I discovered that my new class would include tap. […]
Mindful parenting is just as easy and, sometimes, just as hard as it sounds.
The average mobile phone user checks their device over 200 times per day. Yep, per day (according to research cited by Mary Aiken, Ph.D., in her book The Cyber Effect). That means we check our phones every five minutes. The Internet that these powerful devices connect us to is like an online casino, with novelty lurking behind every […]
Even Jedi Masters are not perfect … and four other mindful lessons we learned from Star Wars: The Last Jedi
What a wonderful time of year it is: no matter where you go, you can hear gorgeous songs about goodwill to men and peace on earth and shining stars and singing angels and saviors who arrive on silent and holy nights. No matter what this time of year means to you, you can find comfort and joy in […]
Ah, yes, it’s that time of year when the days get colder and darker and we honor our body’s natural inclination to turn inward and be silent— OH, WAIT. THAT’S NOT HOW WE DO IT. Instead, we rush to mail our holiday greetings, attend all the gay happy meetings, find the toys in every store, […]
Wind has always been my least favorite weather condition. When it snows, I can wear my warm furry boots. When it rains, I can walk comfortably under my umbrella. When it’s cold, I can bundle up in my down jacket and knitted cap. But when it’s windy? I get blown around and my hair gets […]
First Fig My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends— It gives a lovely light! -Edna St. Vincent Millay We celebrate, as a culture, those who burn the candle at both ends — the devoted teacher who brings the essays home […]
One of the most powerful things you can do to be happier is practice gratitude. Check out these simple practices for bringing joy & gratitude to your life.