Real Relationships

6 Mindfulness Lessons Pregnancy Has Taught Me

As I round the corner of my 39th week of pregnancy and realize that I’ve spent more than eight months in this unique and ever-changing state, I’m struck by just how much I’ve learned. Aside from all the books and

The Art of Receiving: 3 Self-Care Strategies for Busy Moms

Women—and moms especially—are typically excellent at giving to the people they love but could use a little extra practice in receiving.  As a mom, you give an abundant amount of time, energy, love, sustenance, safety, and more to your kids and perhaps

Rebirthing My Daughter into Womanhood

For her junior prom, my daughter Katie selected a persimmon-colored, silky, draping, hugging dress. This launched a rather protracted discussion about—yes—underwear.   "So," I casually commented one day, "when do you have some time so we can run out and

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The making of love, like the dance of destruction, wields force and yields surrender. On the grounds of such hallowed paradox sits a temple in which the goddess reigns. She resides in the vibrancy of space, the intimacy of aloneness,

Practice Series: Listening with Your Heart

The theme for this month's Practice Series is LISTENING. The intention of this practice is to listen to others with heart awareness. Not only does this allow more compassion, it also allows us to hear people in sometimes surprising new

How to Commit to What Matters Most to You

A couple of years ago I had a wake-up call. I suddenly became aware that although I thought I valued commitment, I had really been living my life as though I valued freedom more. I realized I had never truly