Motherhood & Family

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

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