page one of a book, Happiness and Peace Are Possible

Sometimes, setting an intention for the day can make all the difference. What is your intention for today? Image above is the first page of the book, You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment by Thich Nhat Hanh.… Read More


vintage looking woman, screaming

It’s almost Halloween! I am completely unprepared but that’s ok, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. My only disappointment is that I usually wait until the last minute to realize I desperately want to dress up when I take my son trick or treating and then have nothing and walk in shame. But it… Read More


Yoga instructor Tara Stiles

Image source – bestofyoutoday.com After hearing about Tara Stiles yoga documentary, I finally got a change to watch the video on YouTube. For those unfamiliar, Tara Stiles is a well known yoga teacher as well the author of books, Yoga Cures and Slim Calm Sexy Yoga. Heartland Yogi is about Tara visiting her small, mid… Read More


book cover of Way of the Peaceful Warrior

To say this past week for me was challenging may be a slight understatement. I was shoved outside my comfort zone and had to deal head on with some really uncomfortable, difficult situations. Naturally, I’ve been working on a post about this but am having a hard time finding the right words. And since I’d… Read More


Buddhism For Mothers of Young Children

I’ve been slowly re-reading one of my favorite books and came across this passage that was the perfect reminder for me right now. Asking ourselves Where am I going? we might speculate on what the world holds in store for us. We imagine the world outside us providing events and developments that determine our capacity… Read More


As a mom, I’m constantly trying to figure out ways to get my son to eat more fruits and vegetables. I admit it, I sneak them in any way I can. My most successful approach to date – the fruit smoothie. Although he really likes them and even insists on helping by tossing fruit in… Read More


soda and twizzlers at the movies

Sounds silly but Saturday was a pretty big deal for me. I went to the movies. A real, grown up movie with no animated characters. A movie that was longer than an hour. I know, I need to get out more so this was a super big deal and I was very excited. I need… Read More