The Garden

If you were to think of your life as a garden, what would you plant? Maybe you’d have patches of vegetables or beds of flowers. Perhaps you’d have a few fruit trees right in the middle. Whatever you sow, one thing is for certain: your […]

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Let There Be Rain

If we only ever wanted sunshine, we’d never get rainbows. Rain brings the Earth to life. It is essential to our existence. And yet we resist rain ¬†— we complain about it as if it really weren’t necessary. It messes with our plans. We resent […]

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The Kitchen Goddess

Change has been on my mind lately. It may have something to do with the book I am currently reading by Chip and Dan Heath, Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard. In my mind, change is always hard. It’s uncomfortable and messy […]

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Slow Childhood

  The blue hue of the screen lent my kids’ faces an eery glow. Eyes widened, mouths slightly ajar, they looked as if they were frozen in time. Digital devices can do that. They not only freeze time, they eat it up, skewing our perception […]

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The Art of Healing

Some people give you wings. Others place weights on your heart. Even more confusing are the people you thought gave you wings, only to realize how much they weighed you down. Time is a healer, some say. I think it takes more than time to […]

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The Reward of Bravery

Difficult conversations scare me. I suppose they scare a lot of people. For years I would harmonize on the outside while I would agonize on the inside about the simplest things. No more. In my new commitment to authentic living, I am faced with leaving […]

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The Era of Restoration

The restorative powers of sleep are not to be underestimated. We all need rest. If we don’t get it, we shorten our lives, and the quality of it, considerably. The Earth’s response to the colder nights can serve as a reminder to us all about […]

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As Good as It Gets

Sometimes our lives resemble a house of cards: fragile, tenuous, easily knocked down with one gust of wind. In those tender moments we need to remember that doing our very best looks different than if things are running along smoothly and we have a full […]

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The Days of Silence

For the past few days I haven’t talked much. I can’t remember the last time I got to be this quiet. You see my kids are headed to the United States to visit their grandparents so I had most of the weekend to myself. I […]

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