Choosing Moments Over Memories

I am asking myself these days how can I slow down inside so that the external speed of life does not diminish my ability to soak it all in, marinate in it, allow it, and not be bulldozed by it. My little one is growing so fast and I don’t want to have memories. I … Continue reading Choosing Moments Over Memories

Stillness.

Stillness is a secret door, isn’t it. Hidden, in plain view. Locked, until you find the key. Plain to the untrained eye. Uninteresting, A dead end, Boring. Until you stumble into its wondrous garden of mind-blowing wonder. What was that? How can I get back there? Call it meditation Or call it prayer Call it … Continue reading Stillness.

We are the Space

We are the space that holds the light {however bright it may be.} We are the space that holds the darkness {however dark it may get.} We are the space that holds the energy {however charged and wild.} We are the space that holds the silence {however long and still.} We are the space that … Continue reading We are the Space

What I Know About An Open Heart

My uncle had open-heart surgery last week. In my good-sized extended family our reunions tend to take place at hospitals instead of at holidays. It’s an interesting dynamic trying to stretch my heart open wide enough to hold both the joy at seeing my family and the sadness or stress because of why we’re at the hospital. … Continue reading What I Know About An Open Heart

An Experiment in Gratitude

I committed the last 30 days to finding something to be thankful for every day. It seems like a no-brainer because aren’t all of us finding the gratitude in our lives every day? I thought so but was surprised to find some days it was very easy and other days extremely challenging. I obligated myself … Continue reading An Experiment in Gratitude

3 Steps to Transition Mindfully

When going through transition it can sometimes feel like we bring all of our old stuff into a new place. Kind of like moving houses. Our surroundings change, but we don't. I often feel resistant to change because it requires me to get uncomfortable. I sort of grin and bear it until I'm through the ickyness and back … Continue reading 3 Steps to Transition Mindfully

The Secret to Staying Free

My chiropractor once shared with me that he took part in a study that observed what happened to the bones after a chiropractic adjustment. What he saw was that 30 minutes after being adjusted the muscles pulled the bones back into their old, incorrect spot. Then 30 minutes later the muscles moved the bones back … Continue reading The Secret to Staying Free

The Mindful Mother

You chose me because you knew. You knew I would show up for you today And every day forward Starting with your first breath Ending with my last. No lousy excuses about what I need to do Or what’s more important Or not now little one It is always now for us This is always … Continue reading The Mindful Mother