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How about a date night this weekend?

Posted May 27, 2010 10:45 PM

On Sunday, May 30th from 6-8 p.m. my husband and I are continuing our series of Zen Parenting classes focusing on effective communication. Communication can be tough if you have toddlers, teens or somewhere in between, and we have thoughts and ideas to make the process easier. One of the keys to sane parenting is discovering how to speak to your kids in a way that they will hear, respect and understand (we will discuss effective listening, too!).
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Nourishment Beyond Food

Posted May 25, 2010 5:57 PM

Love and relationships are part of what we call primary food, or the parts of life that feed the hunger in the human soul. We all have a need to give and receive love because love is a basic primary food that nourishes, energizes and heals us.
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Sending good thoughts

Posted May 18, 2010 2:12 PM

A friend stopped me yesterday and told me her husband had recently lost his job. When I asked what I could do to help, her only request was “pray for me”. There was a time that this would have left me feeling unsatisfied because it wouldn’t seem like enough, but over time I have come to understand the importance of these words, the importance of asking others to think about you and send thoughts of love, strength and healing.
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Practicing Mudita

Posted May 11, 2010 5:32 PM

Last night I ran across an article in Yoga Journal about the practice of mudita. It’s a Sanskrit word that means “to take active delight in other’s good fortune or deeds”. Oh, how I needed this article….we have been trying to sell our house for, well, let’s just say a long time now, and I continue to hear stories about the “friend” that sold his house in 48 hours or the “relative” that sold her house quickly and for above market value. My response to these stories is usually grrrrrr…..
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Feeding ourselves, feeding our children

Posted May 5, 2010 10:47 AM

Honestly, the food topic is so vast; I don’t even know where to begin. There are so many issues when it comes to what we eat, from government subsidies to family traditions; it’s a tough subject to wrap up in one blog post. And I am struggling while writing this because I know there is a lot of guilt around food, a lot of blame and a lot baggage that we carry.
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