A Pep-Talk the Size of a Mountain

In my own life, and maybe for most women, that mountain looks a lot like a particular type of waiting... waiting to fill the lonely ache for relationship with a mate, for the wholeness of a healthy couple. For some, it's infertility and waiting for the completeness of family to finally arrive.

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Balance: Mindfulness and Lent in Practice

At it's core, mindfulness exercises are meant to help you center yourself in the present moment. It's used in stress reduction therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral therapy. Maybe I should mention that I see meditation and mindfulness as a type of prayer.

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Neighborhood Knitting at Hyde Perk

This past Friday night (2/24/17) was the first (of hopefully many) Neighborhood Knitting nights at Hyde Perk Coffee Shop in the heart of the North End in Boise, Idaho. My mom and I had the great pleasure of teaching 15 woman how to knit!

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Just For You: A Gluten Free Cookie

So, over the weekend, I asked my friend Michelle (who also happens to be the head pastry chef at State & Lemp here in Boise) if she'd mind giving me a gluten free baking lesson. 

She came up with this recipe for the restaurant and we set to work making little plates of cookies for the neighborhood kids. 

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I Write Everything Down

In class, I've been talking with my students about S.M.A.R.T. goals and how to begin to implement real change in our lives. But it has got me thinking about the ways I set goals for myself. I write everything down. I know I'm not the only one on the planet who does this, but still... I live by lists and this is not always convenient...

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Meet the Hatcher's

When our families are stronger, when our children are able to grow and thrive in loving, committed families, our society and our future become stronger as well. Who can say no to that!?

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The New Kid: Journal Prompt #29

And then, I asked them to think about a moment when they were asked to step out and take a risk, try something new, or a time when they were felt they needed to "fake it 'til they made it."

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What Next?: Journal Prompt #28

n my conversations these past few weeks, whether it was good news or bad, the same question returns: Suddenly everything has changed, what could possibly happen next?

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