Women & December

Women & December

I told her I felt better. A week-long, nasty cold had finally abated. “Thank goodness,” she replied. “With all the work we (as women, as mothers) have in December, it’s a very good thing.” Yes, December means ‘more’: more...
Two Octobers

Two Octobers

And it was just like last year, but different. The wind howled outside our windows, rain fell hard and then stopped only to start again. The nighttime sky was black with orange leaves flying fast. It was mild for late October. Inside there was sass and silliness-...
And Love is Our Anchor

And Love is Our Anchor

Gorgeous girls laughing, lighting up the muted afternoon. Dirt, water, buckets and warm air. And I am at peace. Our house is almost always filled with children: different ages, different needs, different temperaments. Rough and kind-hearted kids. Emotional and...
I and Love and You

I and Love and You

I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a Cancer or what, but I tell the people in my life that I love them all the time. There are some who I back off from telling because I can tell it makes them a little uncomfortable, but it doesn’t make it any...
In Celebration of Food

In Celebration of Food

One thing I almost never do here is share one fact: despite my struggles, I love food. When I’m eating with the intention of pure enjoyment, rather than a reckless wanting to fill a void, I eat without guilt and consequently the experience is clean, pure and...
#1 Tip on How Not to Go Insane This Holiday Season

#1 Tip on How Not to Go Insane This Holiday Season

Nope, it’s not booze. This tip you already know.  It’s a dusty old notion sitting in the back  cupboard of your own inner wisdom.  I heard it at a 12-step meeting and was like: “Oh right!” So what is it?  Here goes… Let people be who they...