My Take on Mindfulness

I first started learning about mindfulness about 10 years ago when my oldest child was a toddler. My initial response was – “No way!” I couldn’t imagine how slowing down and paying attention to what I was thinking and feeling would really make that much of a...

Little Bits of Light in the Woods

A couple of nights ago we faced a life-threatening health emergency with one of our children. Our middle son has Type 1 Diabetes. It’s well controlled and even though it’s a big part of our lives, it mostly now feels like a background fact. It’s been almost 4 years...

Back to School and Back to YOU!

Let’s face it – you love your kids, but you might…just might…be happy they’re all back at school. Right now it’s possible you look like the lady in that photo…right? If there’s one thing I hear from friends, clients and colleagues...

Expat Lessons from my Unexpected Garden

I’ve always loved to be in gardens, but I’ve never really been a fan of actual gardening. This is because my mom used to make us pull weeds in the Texas heat with all those sticker-burrs and fire ants. Over time I’ve come to appreciate gardening a little bit more....

My Top 10 Mindfulness-Saved-Me Moments in Parenting

Thinking about joining my upcoming Mindfulness Skills for Parenting Workshop in Tokyo? Wondering how you might put the skills you gain to use? Here are a few highlights of how becoming more mindful has made a difference in my life with kids. Top 10...

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