All Time is Your Time

More than ever before, the people in my life describe themselves as constantly busy – even overwhelmed. This is especially true of those with kids, and I think it’s one… Read More

Mothered by the Universe

Being the parent of an adolescent is a fascinating thing. I get to watch someone begin to consciously shape her identity, and I’m often reminded of how that process went… Read More

How to Consciously Cleanse

When Samuel Thomson (1769-1843) was four years old, he happened upon an herb called lobelia growing near his New Hampshire home. Curious about the seed pods, he chewed some and… Read More

Assume Generously

Even though your grandma told you not to assume because it “makes an ass out of you and me,” assuming is part of life. In fact, if you avoided making… Read More

To Meat or Not to Meat?

IF WE’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO EAT ANIMALS, HOW COME THEY’RE MADE OUT OF MEAT? I saw that line on a bumper sticker when I was about 16, shortly after becoming… Read More