parenting goals.

I will teach my child what it means to be of the moon. I won't fight her sleeplessness: I will bundle her up and take her out under the stars. I won't fight her curiosity: I will coax her into the woods and lift up logs in search of bugs. I won't fight her aggression: … Continue reading parenting goals.

10 Things I Love About Wednesday Early Morning

I love the way meditation shifts something key in me--something that causes me to instinctively be drawn to what is good for my mind, body, and spirit. I love how I naturally breathe deeper long after I'm done meditating. I love the way meditation gives me a willingness to be relaxed: a willingness to pass … Continue reading 10 Things I Love About Wednesday Early Morning

a lot can happen in 3 years.

How is it possible? That you were a soft sleeping thing on a blanket on the tropical sand, three long and short years ago? Now you're this loud wild running laughing thing full of sweet and spice and silly in the chilly Oregon spring air.   How is it possible? That I was a sad … Continue reading a lot can happen in 3 years.

holding on and letting go

We cannot hold on to what does not want to hold on to us. We can only hold onto our own power and sovereignty. We cannot hold on to what is not ours, if it doesn't wish to be held. We can only hold on to what is ours: our own beauty, magic, and power. … Continue reading holding on and letting go

14 Essential Care Package Items

When a loved one is struggling, it's easy to feel helpless in the face of it. We want to snap our fingers and solve their problem, even though we know it's not that simple. Recently, a friend of mine was struggling with depression. It hurt my heart to know that they were feeling that way, … Continue reading 14 Essential Care Package Items