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Mindful Parenting in a Pandemic 

“There are only two lasting bequeaths we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots and the other wings.”  – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The COVID pandemic has taken a toll on all of us, especially our children. We are now seeing its impact on their mental health. The ongoing stress, fear, grief, and uncertainty they…

Holiday Survival Guide

5 Ways to Cultivate Greater Joy & Ease Over the Holidays   This week kicks off the holiday season, a time of celebration, joy and togetherness. It can also be a time of stress, sadness, and frustration, as old habits, family tensions, and unresolved feelings often arise. Here are some tips for the holidays to…

Spread Kindness

If you can be anything, be kind. 🙏 This Sunday was the New York City Marathon, one of my all-time favorite events to watch. Although I most likely will never run in the marathon (each year I vow to run…you never know?!), I absolutely LOVE watching as thousands of humans run an astonishing 26. 2 miles through the streets of…

Letting Go

“Somehow, in the process of trying to deny that things are always changing, we lose our sense of the sacredness of life. We tend to forget that we are part of the natural scheme of things.” – Pema Chodron Lessons from Silence – Letting Go On the last day of our recent Silent Retreat, we…

Make Fear Your Friend

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain   I recently returned from an incredible vacation with my family where…

A Quick Guide to Relaxation

How many times has someone told you to, “Relax!”  And, your response is, “Are you kidding me?  I would if I could!”  It is not easy to find ease and calm in the midst of stress and anxiety.  But in today’s post, we would like to show you a few ways to find a few…

One Step At A Time

Take it one step at a time. I was recently on a trip with my son in Utah and we found ourselves lost on a long hike, far from the trailhead, facing some pretty treacherous terrain as the sun was beginning to set. I was very aware of how I was feeling – – – – nervous and exhausted….