livelovesimple.com // autumn

One Thing At a Time

Recently I was standing in the shower, thoughts racing through my mind. I was anxious and overwhelmed, as had become my typical state this past year. Somewhere along the lines, in the craziness of this transitional time in my life, I completely forgot about mindfulness. A lesson that I had once known so well —…

// 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…