How Do I Celebrate the Autumn Equinox?

How Do I Celebrate the Autumn Equinox?

On Friday at 1:20 pm PST, summer will officially end. The fall equinox arrives and so has a time of emotional and physical significance. For centuries the summer was a time of hard work and no play where farmers’ kids began the strenuous task of helping out on the family farm. Summer was sweaty and […]

One Daily Step to Feel More Sane

One Daily Step to Feel More Sane

Last week I celebrated my grandmother’s 101st birthday. The older she gets, the more secret stories she reveals, so I’ve started asking her juicer questions. “Have you ever been arrested?” Shaking her head as if my question bored her, she replied: “Of course!” When you have seen three major world wars, lived through a few […]

How My Big Brother’s Death Taught me to Meditate

How My Big Brother’s Death Taught me to Meditate

Today is my big brother’s birthday. I won’t be celebrating with him because the man has been in heaven for quite some time now :). I will celebrate him in spirit though, with a gift he gave me when he died: meditation. I was overwhelmed with grief, but my kindergarten brain came up with a way […]

How to Turn Failure and Baggage into Opportunities

How to Turn Failure and Baggage into Opportunities

Use last night’s fireworks as a reminder that you are free to reach any goal you set, no matter what failures loom on the horizon. Four summers ago, on a roof with my now-husband, I set myself up for failure.  My husband and I have a ritual. Every summer we write out personal goals we want to reach. Then, […]