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Mindfulness, Motherhood, & Anxiety

Early this morning in the quiet of dawn, our neighbor blasted his car bass. With each boom, I could feel our house shake – and my anxiety ratchet. My mind…

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The Gift of Happiness

I’ve been thinking about personal happiness as it relates to the state of the world…. Is it self-indulgent to focus on being happy? What about all the suffering, isn’t it more…

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Stay True to Yourself Amid Holiday Hubbub

During the holidays, let alone any time of year, it’s easy to consume ourselves with what others are doing. We unconsciously compare (and compete), wondering if what we’re doing is…

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A Tribute to Ruby

We said goodbye to a dear family member a few weeks ago. Ruby, our fluffy, red, huge-hearted Golden Retriever, was with us for 11 years – through moves, babies, and…

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Self-Compassion & Parenting

I’m going on record to say that one of the greatest parenting challenges (and opportunities) is to develop self-compassion. The way we get down on ourselves about everything from yelling…

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