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The Spiritual Insights of a Terrible Night with a 3-Year Old

The Spiritual Insights of a Terrible Night with a 3-Year Old

by Susanna Barkataki This week I want to share the other night’s insight on letting go. It started out horrible and turned out amazing. Admittedly, I was a little bit delirious with lack of sleep when these 3 teachings hit me. They are powerful nonetheless. They […]

The End of Childhood

The End of Childhood

by Rebecca Weiker At my high school graduation in 1983, I read a poem I had written, an ode to Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. I don’t remember all the verses, but know the poem ended with these words: Away Away […]

Unsubscribing from the Culture of Busyness on NoSidebar.com

Unsubscribing from the Culture of Busyness on NoSidebar.com

Sometimes I feel guilty when people complain about how busy they are. Like we’re getting away with something scandalous. Maybe we are…? When it comes to being busy, our family is definitely not keeping up with the Joneses. Our lives are full, and at times, […]

Guest Post from Christine Mason Miller: I am a Mother

Guest Post from Christine Mason Miller: I am a Mother

More than eleven years ago, I married a man fifteen years my senior with two grown kids. It was my second marriage and his third, and despite all the possibilities that existed for how our blended union could have crashed and burned, we’ve thrived. Much […]

Why Are We Here?

Why Are We Here?

by Leslie Davis My teen son is bored. Very bored. We arrived yesterday at Deer Park Monastery for a week-long family mindfulness retreat and he’s bored and complaining a lot. He keeps asking, “Why are we here?” I answer literally because he’s asking it literally—he’s […]

Taking it Slow: An Interview with Kerry Horton Bennassar

Taking it Slow: An Interview with Kerry Horton Bennassar

Kerry Horton Bennassar is a painter and artist living in Topanga Canyon, California with her husband and two young boys. Kerry discovered the mindfulness practice before she was married and attends retreats a couple times a year. Kerry began a small family Sangha at their […]

Unsubscribing from the Culture of Busyness

Unsubscribing from the Culture of Busyness

by Leslie Davis Sometimes I feel guilty when people complain about how busy they are. Like we’re getting away with something scandalous. Maybe we are…?  When it comes to being busy, our family is definitely not keeping up with the Joneses. Our lives are full, […]