mommy will you read with me?


“Mommy will you read with me?” Recently this question has become such a source of discontent for me. With it comes annoyance because as the last several days have ended, I’ve been tired. Irritation because it’s one more thing in the million things I am asked to do each day….one more demand on my tired time. I felt disappointed in myself for not being as excited as I used to be about this sacred time with my child and ashamed for not eagerly wanting to foster this ever so important developmental opportunity… Continue reading

broken down and defeated or broken open and transformed?

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Have you ever had a book that seemed to fly off the shelf and say “read me” at just the perfect time in your life? Such seemed to be the case for me with “Broken Open,” by Elizabeth Lesser. Not only could I not put it down; I could not stop talking about it… Continue reading

ignorance really is bliss


For the last four years, I have been on what I like to call a journey of awakening. Growing, emerging and doing my best to look at life with my eyes wide open. I have learned that being awake to your world can be invigorating, rewarding and fun…but it can also be difficult and painful… Continue reading