The Now. A celebration of Presence

“Happy New Year!” greetings sound out as we recount 2016 and encounter expectations for the year to come. Conversations are peppered with laughter and sighs alike as we reminisce about the days gone and contemplate what lies ahead. The start of each year is often greeted with mixed emotions. Unfinished goals from the year just … Continue reading The Now. A celebration of Presence

Magical Journeys: from Mayhem to Mindfulness

At 8 o’clock in the evening, I can be seen herding my three children up the stairs to their bedroom with enough enthusiasm to match a team of bouncy cheerleaders on the sidelines of a premiership game: “C’mon girls! Let’s Go! Go! Go!” We race up the stairs together—“Last one to the room has to turn off the lights!” Squealing … Continue reading Magical Journeys: from Mayhem to Mindfulness

When Words of Assurance are Not Enough

The magic of meditation and the power of affirmation “But Mom, what if I fail?” My heart sank. I dread hearing this question because the same thought occasionally crosses my mind each time any of our children have an important test, race or any sort of performance evaluation. Admittedly, I do not always know how to … Continue reading When Words of Assurance are Not Enough