Category Archives: E-courses

Rethinking parenting pressures

I’m beginning a collection of courses offered by Brené Brown called “Kitchen Table Wisdom,” beginning with “The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting.” The entire collection is about rethinking the pressures we put on ourselves and our kids. In case you want to … Continue reading

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Self-compassion September: how to be imperfect

We followed the Olympics religiously last month, watching strength, agility, and true greatness play out on our tv screen over and over again.  I admire such perfection and usually it inspires me.  But how can we not also compare ourselves … Continue reading

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Self-compassion September: some failure is good

“When we honor human experience by embracing imperfection, we see what unites us with other human beings.”  ~ Kristin Neff “No matter what they show on the outside, everyone has a story that will break your heart.”  ~ Brene Brown I wonder if … Continue reading

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Introducing Self-compassion September

When I fail at something that’s important to me, I tend to feel alone in my failure. I’m tolerant of my own flaws and inadequacies. When I’m really struggling, I tend to feel like other people must be having an … Continue reading

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Too much… another post about clutter

Since writing this post early last week, there have been more discoveries that I look forward to sharing with you.  The main point: ENJOY your life.  Thoughts can be clutter too. Too much stuff.  Too many commitments.  Too many comparisons. … Continue reading

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Enough already! (aka, learning to be content)

“Who is wealthy?” the Sages ask, and answer, “One who is happy with his portion.” A few months ago now, as part of a book group on living simply, I went through everything in our house and gave away or … Continue reading

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