When we are mindful of our struggles, and respond to ourselves with compassion, kindness, and support in times of difficulty, things start to change. We can learn to embrace ourselves and our lives, despite inner and outer imperfections, and provide ourselves with the strength needed to thrive. Liz Gilbert wrote recently that another word for … Continue reading Taking Care…
The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you; don't go back to sleep. - Jalaluddin Rumi We were packing up to leave our campsite at 3am and I was exhausted, cursing the 3-day-ago-Leah who thought it was a good idea to go camping with a baby and a toddler. As I carried Oakley … Continue reading Perspective
If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it—usually to those closest to us: our family, our neighbors, our co-workers, and, invariably, the most vulnerable, our children. - Richard Rohr When my husband and I talked about growing our family, one of my biggest fears was that I would pass along … Continue reading Doing the work.
Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah Building our House by Jonathan Bean The Midlife Unraveling by Brene Brown. I read this every so often when I need better words to describe some of my own midlife crisis (or midlife unraveling as she calls it). I love the Daily Meditations from … Continue reading on my nightstand and in my ears
currently reading voraciously... or at a snail's pace You Belong Here by M.H. Clark The Sacred Enneagram by Chris Heuertz Open Mind, Open Heart by Fr. Thomas Keating What are you reading?
“True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you … Continue reading belonging.