As we witness the effects of a global pandemic and the unravelling of racism, we are awakening to a new way of being.
Do you find that you don’t have enough time to get everything accomplished? Our family was feeling stretched, so we decided to start a new family rhythm!
Each Winter, we commit to taking on less than the year before come Spring. We reflect on how it would be nice to take things a bit easier with large scale projects so that we can slow down the pace, focus on getting our gardens established and begin to tackle the mountain of maintenance jobs […]
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 […]
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, […]
Today is birthday week at our house. My daughter, now 2, was born on April 6th. Today is my eldest son’s birthday, he is now 6 and tomorrow, April 9th my second son turns 4. Needless to say, birthday week is a crazy one around here. I try to make each child’s birthday special for […]
Last night as I was coming home from a primordial movement class I was stopped by a red light. I sat there daydreaming through a song that had come on the radio, reflecting on the nourishing experience of the evening. Then I clued into how long I had been waiting there for the light to […]
When I read about respectful parenting or mindful parenting I was always confused about setting limits. There are very few examples in the literature, which makes it hard to figure it out. Once we did away with punishments, I found myself at a loss for what to do. When I was no longer relying on […]
At Winter Solstice we participated in a giving ceremony. We were to bring an item to give away to someone to set our intention for the coming lunation. The object did not have to be related to the intention, but instead be something of significant attachment so that it was not easy to let go […]
A week ago, I hosted a clothing swap! The intent was to subversively reject Black Friday, which has turned out to be today. Those who attended my swap were too polite to speak up about my error! Just goes to show how in touch I really am with consumerism. In any case, I wanted to […]