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Tuning Out and Plugging In. Mindfully. — connecting with our kids, part 2 —

  Sixteen seconds of pleasure. That’s what I’m practicing for the next month. First thing when I wake up. No, not that kind of pleasure. Though it could be. Today was day two, and something amazing happened already. And yes, it’s parenting-related. Stay with me for a moment. Mindfulness does not ask that you never… Continue reading Tuning Out and Plugging In. Mindfully. — connecting with our kids, part 2 —

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Creating connections with our kids: mindfulness and parenting

So what am I here to say about this business of parenting and the practice of mindfulness? Of being a single, divorced mama of two teenage boys? I’m confused, all the time. I never know what’s the right thing to do or say. I feel torn watching them drift further and further into their own… Continue reading Creating connections with our kids: mindfulness and parenting

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When you just don’t know what to do: A mindful approach to right action

  “War and peace begin in the hearts of individuals. Strangely enough, even though all beings would like to live in peace, our method of obtaining peace over generations seems not to be very effective: we seek peace and happiness by going to war.” –Pema Chodron I’m going home for Christmas, always a great opportunity… Continue reading When you just don’t know what to do: A mindful approach to right action

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Death and Twinkle Lights: the gift of mindfulness and starting where you are

  I would rather be thinking about all the whos in whoville and hanging twinkle lights…but I’m not. I’m worried about dying. Maybe because my kids have been with their dad since Thanksgiving and I have more brain space than usual. I have no one to hang twinkle lights for. A perfectly juicy, rich, smelly… Continue reading Death and Twinkle Lights: the gift of mindfulness and starting where you are