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By |August 19th, 2015|



It happens every year. Summer slows down, and then slips away. The end of summer can be the sweetest part of summer. The rushing around, the trying-to-fit-it-all in of early summer is done.  Now it’s time to slow down and savor. Savor the ripe vegetables and fruits, the still warm lazy afternoons reading to your […]

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Basic Trust: Not just for Baby

By |August 21st, 2014|

Do you focus most of your attention on your baby? Do you notice when her diaper is wet without criticizing her for peeing? I think the answer is a resounding “YES”.  We do this naturally so our babies will develop trust that the world as a safe, loving, and caring place.

However, at the same time […]

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Mothers Day: How To Find More Peace Within

By |April 30th, 2014|

Julia Ward Howe wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation” in 1870.  She asked for women to come together in counsel in “the great and general interest of Peace.”
This great and general interest of Peace includes feeling at peace with ourselves, and many of us are still working on that.
We may struggle with a deep sense of longing for the childhood we never had or we may feel that we aren’t the mother we want to be.  We find ourselves exhausted and drained at the end of the day, not only because we are taking care of  a 2 year old having a meltdown at the grocery store, or multiple nighttime feedings, but because we are also fighting an internal battle between the mother we are and mother we imagine we should be.

On this Mother’s Day, may we all find a little more peace within. […]

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How Do You Renew You?

By |April 21st, 2014|

It is the season of renewal. Spring is unabashedly about tender and new. The  underside of a newly unfurled leaf is as soft and delicate as our newborn’s skin.  Sometimes we are so busy parenting, that we may feel, “who has time for unfurling leaves?”  Fortunately, we don’t have to DO anything about the unfurling leaf, […]