Category Archives: Life After Benjamin

2012’s mini-manifesto

The last few years, in addition to choosing a word that encapsulates my intention for the year, I’ve written a little manifesto for myself. Things I want to hold at the forefront of my mind. Words I want to look … Continue reading

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Soaring

Last week we were at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. It’s a small museum and very kid-friendly. They have a little planetarium, an outdoor play space with a stream, pumps and buckets for kids to play with, bamboo … Continue reading

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Celebration

2010 was the year life showed me I had no conscious control. It was the year I learned to allow, to take my hands off the wheel and realize I was in the passenger seat, despite the map in my … Continue reading

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TEDx Talk

Life keeps laughing at me, but it’s okay because I’m laughing along. After my big declaration in yesterday’s post, I woke up this morning to a deluge of emails and Facebook posts letting me know the TEDxOjaiWomen talks are finally … Continue reading

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Heeding the call

Doing the dishes the other night, I chuckled as I realized how far I’ve come from the December I’d imagined. The holiday cards that arrived in their shiny yellow boxes right after Thanksgiving have yet to be finished. The “25 … Continue reading

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The practice of ease

In December of 2010, I chose the word I wanted to represent the coming year, this year. I chose ease. Early in 2011 I realized that what I had hoped for was not ease, but easy. A year that would … Continue reading

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An anniversary

One morning last week, Ada woke up with her characteristically bright eyes and sweet smile and I immediately asked her for a hug. She threw herself at me and I held her tight, reveling in the feel of her still … Continue reading

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The Practice of Self-Care

I wrote recently about being in a time of fallow, and being conflicted about it. I’ve felt a sense of urgency since the retreat ended to capitalize on the momentum of the guide coming out, and the retreat being such … Continue reading

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A prayer for today

It is okay to be gentle with yourself. It is okay to treat yourself with the tenderness usually reserved for a newborn child. It is okay to set the day’s intentions gently aside and look for solace, for comfort, for … Continue reading

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Beauty and goodness

Today I’m sharing inspiration, beauty and goodness from around the web. I needed some. I wondered if you might too. Have you seen Kristin Noelle’s new Trust Tending and the Internet? It’s full of love, encouragement and adorable sketches. Download … Continue reading

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