For those who need it: a beautiful, tattered, imperfect flower and a content bee who lacks nothing. For those who need it: memories of flying. For those who need it: a hand turkey. For those who need it: a nameless beauty. For those who need it: the underlying, reassuring order of things that cannot … More For those who need it…
Kindness is the least expensive thing you can give. Happiness is the most free thing you can create. Love is the thing you get when you give it away. Peace will continue to increase, with interest.
Songs combine the rhythm of musical instruments and the rhythm of words. Songs are a mix. Poetry, on the other hand, and all writing really, is an a capella song. Poetry carries its music through only the instrument of words. I think Leonard Cohen would understand this. He writes poems and sings them. Songwriting adds … More Words and Music
I’ve been spread rather thin lately. Perhaps you could say the same. When I think about it, what I’m doing is bit ridiculous. In no particular order, I have been: trying my best as a mom and a wife running clinical trials to try to find new medicines for kidney patients editing my second book … More The stress of abundance
I admit that happiness is not something I fell into naturally. It was easy to feel tossed about by an ocean of circumstances rather than feel directed by my own internal rudder. Like everyone, I am a work in progress, but the below have helped me find a more resilient oasis of inner happiness and … More Seven Ways to Choose Happiness
I was the first one to know you, your restlessness interwoven with your capacity for deep sleep. My child, content in your silent swimming… 1) You are a miracle, finally here. Our touch is electric – we are the same skin. I understand your baby-seriousness and your clumsiness. I see myself in you, just as … More eight thoughts for eight-years old (now 9 for 9!)
Every so often I like to write about the nuts and bolts of parenting and share ideas and tips with other parents. Previous entries have focused on breastfeeding and general parenting. I feel like we’ve had a good run here lately at the casa de @BeingMama – toddler tantrums averted in a new way, encouraged … More Recent parenting epiphanies and a call for advice
Nurturing and Nature is a year old! She can pull herself to standing and her vocalizations are starting to sound more like words. Everyone is thankful for the latter. I’ve decided to summarize my first year of blogging by including the first line or two from the first post of every month this past year. … More Happy First Birthday, Nurturing And Nature!
I’ve received the Versatile Blogger Award from Anita Menon at Slice of My Lyfe, a lovely recipe and parenting blog that you should visit. Anita always has interesting comments to share here and Nurturing and Nature as well. Part of the award asks the blogger to share seven random facts about yourself. I thought this … More Versatile
Giving. You didn’t request it, you didn’t let me know. I expect no reciprocity, I keep no tally, I will not try to gain social currency from giving it to you. Giving is action. It happens in the present, not as a future hypothetical. Giving is doing. Take this from me: my time, my energy, … More Letting You Know