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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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gift of happiness

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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ruby

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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Waking Up to Goodness

I was reminded at a class over the weekend with James Baraz that gratitude is a source of deep contentment and well-being. It’s such a gift to be able to…

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