Change Comes Softly

Change Comes Softly

Change comes softly. We gathered in the hospital room, taking our turns at his side. Whispering goodbyes that were wholly insufficient. And then he was gone. But it had been a year and a half of prognosis and treatment, of driving back and forth never knowing if this time would be the last I got to sit with him, hoping and needing to somehow absorb every last bit of life wisdom he had to spare. Before he left. There was not enough time and more than we were initially given. […]

If You’re Tired of Struggling: You’re Not the Only One

If You’re Tired of Struggling: You’re Not the Only One

Inside: If you’re tired of struggling, if you see all your imperfection and life feels hard, you might need a reminder that you’re not alone. All of the women in this post have their own struggles and sometimes have trouble seeing all the amazing ways they shine. Be gentle with yourself today. You are tired of struggling. And you are not the only one who struggles. She trembles as we speak. The diagnosis is only part of the reason; her anxiety has built up over the years and now it is […]

My Kitchen: the healing, beckoning heart of our home

My Kitchen: the healing, beckoning heart of our home

For the past two decades I have chopped, sautéed and soaked my way around cultural food preferences, food allergies, and food anxiety. I have negotiated with teens sometimes frustrated by my real-food standards. Non-compliant food budgets have been wrangled into submission and I have relaxed at table, organic coffee in hand, delightedly crafting menu plans. Yet the time and energy poured out in my Whole Food Kitchen have been about far more than simply nourishing bodies. It is here that I have learned about soul care; about grieving and playing […]