Advent thoughts: Giving our Presence

During the season of Advent I get caught between two extremes:  a desire to cuddle up on my couch, surrounded by quilts and the entangled arms and legs of my children AND to miraculously deep clean my entire house, complete my resolutions from the beginning of the year, teach thoughtful/engaging/life changing lessons and create homemade [...]

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Coming Home: Intentions and Self Care

It is starting to feel frosty in the mornings, which makes getting up early a little intimidating. But my tea and morning basket are calling me and after years of fighting this advice from my mentors, I am answering the call.  I am not running a mile or meditating for an hour. In the past, [...]