My watershed moment: the breakthrough I needed to become a mom

April 20, 2010

I’m re-running a post from my archives that I found during my move. If you are in the throes of infertility, this one’s for you. ~~~~~ October, 2000. I am on the therapist’s table. She leads me to a relaxed state of deeper consciousness. She asks me to look at my shoes. I do. They […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Leap Day

January 25, 2010

Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between. Once a week we engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world. Everyone is welcome to join. Details on how to participate are at the bottom of this […]

How to live a charmed life in 2010

January 8, 2010

I’m going to share with you the simple sentence that made all the difference to me. In one decade, it has taken me from willing my own death* to leading quite a charmed life. It is the simplest thing in the world. Yet I find it to be tantalizingly difficult. Ready? I mean, are you […]

Show & Tell: Royal Coil

December 2, 2009

Alternate title: “You are getting sleeeeeepy.” I’ve written before about my fascination with mandalas. Coloring one causes a kind of planned zoning out, and takes me to a meditative place, even if I’m in a room full of family members and we are coloring and chatting together, as we did over Thanksgiving week. I love […]