sunday morning stream of consciousness

I’m sitting on our porch in my dream egg chair, sinking deep into a mix of pillows and Mexican blankets, my coffee resting precariously against my criss-crossed legs. The dog is barking at the goat that keeps trying to eat her food, and as I write this she’s given up, deciding to roll around in…

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on mama goats, the future, and our endless need to worry

Someone told me today that this is it – that these are the golden times. This is the best I could ever have, and the healthiest I could ever be, with everything right at my fingertips and so much to appreciate. And she was right…she was. Maybe she already knew, and maybe she didn’t, but…

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have yourself a mindful little christmas

As our Christmas morning festivities drew to a close sometime around 3:30 PM on December 25th, I felt that familiar sensation of post-yuletide sadness beginning to set in. Many of our extended family celebrations just aren’t what they used to be (or cease to exist), the holiday gifting/decorating inspirations that gave me hope a week…

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mindfulness v. meditation

About a week ago, I began the intensive daily practice of driving slowly out of our driveway and maintaining a low RPM to allow a gradual increase in speed up until a certain hill on our road. It sounds like a weird thing to worry about, right? I’m doing this because I was recently enlightened…

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