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Today I posted a bunch on Facebook. Using Facebook at all feels pretty gross these days, due to all of the ways our information is taken, sold, and otherwise violated. Trust is sparse there anymore. Nonetheless, it is a means of connecting with a number of people I enjoy learning from, and one day it … Continue reading Grace in Perpetuity
Teach your children. Teach your friends. Teach your parents. Remind yourselves. Kindness is not magic. It’s not a feeling. It’s not something you contemplate in order to feel better about yourself. Compassion and caring are feelings. Kind words and kind acts comprise kindness. Kindness is risk taking, and kindness is bravery. Sometimes kindness feels so different and maybe even … Continue reading Kindness Is Not A Choice; It’s An Action
The school year is well underway. The sparkle is fading. Kids with attachment anxieties and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are reacting to the opportunity to meet and learn to trust new adults. The children who run a little more anxious are well-triggered by all the moving parts of the school machine, as well as life … Continue reading Oppositional Defiance Season
It is not respect for the vulnerable, the powerful, or those in between; it is respect for yourself. It is not love for your family, your pets, your clientele, or your friends; it is love for yourself. It is not patience with those outside of you; it is patience with and for yourself. Personal devotion … Continue reading Patience
I do not believe we suffer from inauthenticity as a Western society, I believe we suffer from incompleteness. Inauthenticity is a symptom of that larger struggle. I am a mindfulness practitioner and this is the meat of my work. Mindfulness feels vague and difficult to define. Instead of attempting to articulate what mindfulness is, I can … Continue reading Mindfulness Unstuck
I keep hearing people talk about “good moms,” and I believe it is time to stop that. Here in my house, there is just a mom. That mom is me, and when I acknowledge publicly that I’m actually an awful mother on any given day, all who know and love me are quick to reassure me … Continue reading Other Mythical Creatures