// cultivate joy

Last week I took the kids to the park. While they were playing on the playground — running around, climbing, jumping, going up and down the slides — I sat down on the swing. I started swinging back-and-forth. Pumping my legs, going higher and then higher still. Suddenly I was flying through the air. I…

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// leaning into joy

There are three ways to deal with a problem, I think. Lean into it. Lean away from it. Run away. You lean into a problem, especially a long-term or difficult one, by sitting with it, reveling in it, embracing it and breathing it in. The problem becomes part of you, at least until you solve…

motherhood // livelovesimple.com

Seasons, Rain, Success

We were walking today, and even though it’s the height of summer, the berries are already starting to form on the bushes. It reminds me that the bright berry days of autumn aren’t far away. In our favorite craft store, the summer decor has already been replaced by autumn — pumpkins and scarecrows and candy…

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June // The Month of Light

Hello my dear friends! Happy June! I am so enchanted with this beautiful month. Here in the northeast, the early spring blossom has passed and an entire new set of beautiful blooms are open. It is peony & rose season and — oh my goodness — is there anything better? Actually, there is one thing…