A Moment to Breathe: A Book Giveaway

***This giveaway in now CLOSED. Congrats to our winners, Sandra and Sierra!*** .... “Inside, I’m dying with fear,” he said. “I think we all are.” I read these words in a recent NY Times article, spoken by a seventeen year old boy living in a tumultuous political climate, and I felt them bore deep … [continue]

When Waiting is Your Destination

I recently lamented to a friend about my growing sense of impatience with the current state of my work life. I no longer have any deadlines circled on the calendar--every paper, article, and book project has reached a stage of completion or been scrapped entirely. Without dates scribbled and … [continue]

On Being Kind to Ourselves

To celebrate a special day last week, I gave myself an entire day of permission. I gave myself permission to do whatever pleases me, and to refuse anything that does not. This means I spent the better part of my birthday ignoring the dishes calling me from the sink and the silent washing machine … [continue]

How to Sit with both Sadness and Hope

  "Grief may be joy misunderstood..." ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning It's nearly autumn in New Jersey. I sit under a canopy of leaves and watch as a single orange-tipped leaf floats to the ground in slow motion. It's a season of small, delicate deaths--where the joy of reaping a harvest … [continue]

Letting Go as Our Kids Grow

  Twenty four hours after pushing and groaning my way through her birth, I clicked the silver snaps on the bottom of my daughter's onesie and wrapped her in a cotton blanket blooming with rosebuds the color of her fingertips. I slipped a matching cap over the dark peach fuzz of her head, … [continue]