Category Archives: mindfulness

Children Say It Like It Is

I was heading west on the sidewalk of our town’s main drag. It was a cool crisp late morning. The clouds had decided to linger. My arms were full. I had picked up the dry cleaning and tucked under one … Continue reading

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My 2013 Challenges

I’ve been mulling over what to challenge myself this coming 2013. It’s definitely coming up in a few hours. So, here’s my list, and I hope I can look back to it at the end of 2013 with deep joy … Continue reading

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Feminist Boys

  My sister and I talk about raising our kids often. She has two active, curious, strapping boys. She has been raising them on her own for practically 10 years now. I did not have the opportunity to raise boys. … Continue reading

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Nothing Like A Good Mouth Washing!

Yesterday, on my way to work, I was listening to David Greene of Morning Edition on NPR, when he reported that in Middleborough, Massachusetts, the residents recently passed an ordinance that prohibits public profanity.  The local police have been given the … Continue reading

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On Being Green

I was inspired by Eliz’s piece on all of us doing our part collectively for the sake of the earth we live in, and how easy it is, really, to do all these things, if we maintain our mindfulness. We … Continue reading

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I Will Be More Present

There are some changes that need to be incremental.  The kind that does not feel too drastic, jarring to one’s sensibilities or unconscious.  These are small steps moving to a long-term betterment, or so we hope.  I’ve been mulling over … Continue reading

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