Crumbling rough drafts of me

“Living involves tearing up one rough draft after another.” Unknown As I’ve sifted through the journals of the last several years of my life — both the years I fought infertility and the years since I became a mother of twin girls — I’ve learned some startling things about myself. I’ve had to throw out a few rough…

Meditation on Meditation

Photo via Wari Om Photography Fluff  your zafu, just perfectly. Sit. Re-sit a few times until comfortable. Rest. Be happy you finally found the right position that isn’t leaning one way or another. Find that perfect place to stare toward. Sink into that space. Breathe. Breathe lots of times. Try not to think about the…

Unearthing the goodness in our souls

 “Imagination is the divine body in every being.” William Blake The following are some of the questions I’ve asked myself over the past few years. For some, there are answers. For others, I’m still seeking. Seeking and seeking. What scares you? How can you outsmart your fears? What makes me different? How do you wish…

I have fallen awake, and it feels wonderful

Have you ever just woke up one day and realized you’ve been caring about all the wrong things in life? This year, when my husband was put out of his job in a “downsizing” I had a wakeup call of the most higher power. What am I doing? I had been leading a life that was…

Zen and the Art of Morning Madness

I used to love mornings. I mean, really. I loved mornings. I would sip coffee all morning, write until my heart was content, read, clean … oh, it was such joy. Then I became a mom. eeeeerkkkk. Put on the brakes. Mornings pretty much can suck as a mother. I mean, truly. And while they…

Caring yourself to burnout

Not only do I have a ton of ideas — I care too much. I attach too much. I obsess too much. In this respect, I am always awesomely awake, aware, in tune with the  big wide world (just not so much with myself and my world.) I remember sitting in high school literature class, supposed…

Your Happy Place

You know that place, where your heart soars and your smile glows from ear to ear? You know what I”m talking about, right? That place that leaves you saying, yeah this is what living is all about, this is what This One Precious Life is about. That one, the one you’re thinking about right now….

This or That Syndrome

I used to think happiness was doing the One Single Thing in this world that we’re called to do. I used to think that if that wasn’t possible, then happiness would just remain elusive. This or that. Black or White. Either, Or. Then, after I became a mother, I started to question and wonder about…

The rush of new ideas

“My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.” – Anais Nin There is no better feeling than when a fresh new idea strikes. That feeling of intense inspiration feels like a rush and I admit to feeling addicted to that feeling of adrenalin running rampant. Each week, I am…

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