WOW: Wonder Fatigue

Apr 16, 2018

Closing a day with dear family friends that included swimming alongside a 24-foot-long whale shark, watching sea lions dart around in spirals an arms distance away, and boating through a pod of a hundred dolphins, I sit here writing tired. This is a day that I would think a blog on wonder would spill right…

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On Ease, Denial and Toxic Smoke

Apr 11, 2018

We can all use a bit more ease in our lives, as it invites us to relax into the adventure of life.  However, as ease becomes a guiding value, the relationship between ease and denial must be clear. When things are going well, it may seem easy to overlook a challenge as to not upset…

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WOW: The Body’s Ability to Restore and Maintain Health

Apr 9, 2018

Our world is polluted. As a mom of a young child, I am aware of this now more than ever. Pesticides.  GMO’s.  Cleaning supplies.  Sunscreen.  Air.  Personal care products.  Preservatives.  This list can go on and on. Recently, I found myself pretty worked up about all the ways I try to protect our family from…

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Choosing Love Includes YOU!

Apr 6, 2018

The story is all too common… I meet a social entrepreneur who is passionate about sustainability. Her work mobilizing great minds to solve global problems or repurposing materials for reuse in creative ways inspires her and creates change in the world around her. But, she is exhausted and underpaid. Her vision and passion call her…

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WOW: In the Small Moments of Easter Sunday

Apr 2, 2018

Walking around the kitchen counter to gather up the remaining dishes after dinner, my eye catches a ripe mandarin hue beaming through the window. I stop and turn to see a whale spout just south of the sun that is settling itself atop the horizon line for a final glow before dripping into dusk. “Mama,…

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So you want to change the world…

Mar 31, 2018

…then show me your rage. If we live in this world and feel, anger is imminent. We can’t possibly know that 1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty, 22,000 of them dying each day*, without anger rising somewhere in us. We can’t possibly know this and 1000’s of other statistics about the injustice facing…

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WOW: The White Dress

Mar 26, 2018

The slit in the thick silk curtain spreads, and the glisten of a satin skirt leads her towards the mirror that is framed in whitewashed wood carved with floral detail in front of us. Shoulders softened down and slightly back, she glides up onto the circular wooden platform before the mirror.  A small crystal chandelier…

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What’s It Like Being Social Media Free?

Mar 21, 2018

  6 months ago, I deactivated my Facebook and Instagram accounts. When I deleted those icons from my phone, I felt two worlds evaporate into thin air. Literally, an entire existence, way of being, set of rituals, and rhythms were gone at the swipe on a screen. I thought I might miss the experience of…

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WOW: Saying Goodbye to Early Motherhood

Mar 19, 2018

I stand at the kitchen counter pulling cilantro leaves one-by-one from their stems.  I rarely put this much attention into prepping guacamole. Pluck.  Gently place.  Pluck.  And, place. The gathering of delicate greens grows into a soft, fluffy hill. I look through the open arch between the kitchen counter and living room to watch my…

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Noticing Fat

Mar 14, 2018

“Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again.” – Simon & Garfunkel Amidst an otherwise still moment of gazing through a window at dunes that lead out towards the beach and a feathered blue sky, I notice a whisper from a dusty corner of my mind. “You’re getting fat.” My right…

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