12 practical ways you can reconnect with your child.
When our child has a tantrum or meltdown it can trigger us parents. In this post I explore the ways to keep our own emotions in check so that we can be fully present when our child needs us the most.
It seems like life should be good all the time. That there should be no sad days, or days where I just don’t feel motivated to do much of anything. But they exist – we just don’t talk about them. The days we feel we are in our darkest places are the days where our […]
Patterns for consumerism are so easy to slide into. This way of being and relating to the world has become so innate that it feels normal. Our family is dedicated to reducing the number of purchases we make, but still, we end up slipping into the mind trap of ‘consumption means progress.’ We are just […]
A whole lot has happened in our lives over the past year, and in the last 6 months in particular. It is impossible to imagine the day you get a phone call from your vacationing father telling you that your mother has been hit by a car while cycling. Nothing can prepare you. The journey has […]
There has been a long period since moving to the farm where I have missed the old house. It is not so much a laundry listing of things I miss about it (although this has happened on numerous occasions), but it presented more as a guttural emotional response at the loss of my previous life. […]
This is beyond us. This is more than personal. What we are being called to do is to live freedom. Be freedom. Don’t apologize for being radical. Be it. Live it. Push it…because it’s what is needed to survive. Bring up the heaviness that has sunk to the bottom. Mix it in. Blend the hearty […]
I have been thinking about what skills I might need in order to live in community. I have thought about what would help to make me feel safe and comfortable. What would allow me to feel fully present and myself? Thinking about these questions made me realize that the times when I’m most comfortable are […]
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed.” -Albert Einstein There is a difference […]
I have found myself indulging many of my deepest fears lately. As we make the conscious choice to step out of our conventional life and into the murkiness of something completely uncertain. Selling our home without a new one to inhabit has been pushing my edges with intensity. Most days I feel convicted. But lately, […]