Category: daily life

mindful cooking.

There’s a renewed purpose that ignites when I practice mindfulness during every-day tasks. I like to practice this when I cook. I honor the ingredients, the labor that harvested them, and the earth that sustained them. And all of the sudden, in the middle of a messy kitchen, I’ve embarked on a spiritual practice. One that turns my redundant mindset, to one of reverence. … Read More mindful cooking.

being human.

I practice reflecting deep, but I resist going deep with other humans. It’s really difficult for me to be fully seen as I am. Being part of a women’s circle, makes space for me to practice this kind of vulnerability. People often ask; what is a women’s circle? What do you do? Mostly, we hold space. We sit and listen, and ask good and … Read More being human.

home for the holidays

Scenes from our time in Ohio. I take random photos around my home and places we visit. It helps me practice the art of pausing.. Before I took the photo below, all I could see was a box of diapers and dirty clothes piled on the bed. I snapped this shot peering through a cracked door, and now all I can see is a … Read More home for the holidays

mindfulness

My most pivotal shift in mindfulness occurred when I started paying attention to small details. How the wood-grain floor mimics layers of earth, the way shadows from trees dance on my wall. These things don’t exist because I live some extra-special life. They already exist, and I just take special care to notice. And that, I think, is what makes life beautiful. When you … Read More mindfulness