I recently bought new running shoes. I knew mine were old because I had no memory of buying shoes after we moved from North Carolina, and we did that in … Continue reading Running Lessons
In the interest of reducing stress (or at least making myself so tired that if I’m in a bad mood I lack the energy to yell at anyone), I’ve begun … Continue reading Transcendence on the Treadmill
I took my first car-load of stuff to Thrift Town this afternoon. It took four trips from the car to the store to drop everything off. I tried to feel … Continue reading Generosity Guilt
There was a poem on my bedroom wall when I was a child. It was something like, Happiness is like a butterfly; The more you chase it, the more it … Continue reading Happiness is Like a Butterfly
My daughter asked to make apple pie for the first day of autumn. She apparently got the idea from the book Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet Wong. As … Continue reading Autumnal Equinox and Apple Pie
First, the wonderful and amazing part: I went to bed at 10:30 last night. The difference? Instead of telling myself I was starting an early bedtime that I’d keep all … Continue reading Hooray! Another Chance to Practice Patience and Mindfulness!
The past couple of days, I’ve been in a really pissy mood. So has my daughter. I wonder if those are related somehow. At any rate, I realize that when … Continue reading What’s my Goal Again?
Today on All Things Considered (wow, I really listen to a lot of NPR), they aired the penultimate installment in their Summer Jobs series. A listener shared a story of … Continue reading A Life Lesson from Two Clowns
Ah, September! I’m excited to start month #2 of my Happiness Project! Here’s the plan: September 2010 – Self Care Focus: Do those things I know (or suspect) will help … Continue reading September is Self-Care Month!
Today, I am grateful to my son for providing me with a challenge to my mindfulness practice. This gratefulness comes upon reflection, as I did not have the presence of … Continue reading Embracing the Challenge
Today is my son’s first birthday. One year ago today, I first snuggled with him warm against my chest and basked in the expansiveness of birth and complete and total … Continue reading Motherhood as an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth
In this moment, I’m rocking my baby. (There’s laundry to do. What should I wash next? Will the bed clothes all be dry, or will they need another round in … Continue reading In This Moment, I’m Rocking My Baby