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Bonfires, S’mores, & October

Is there anything better than a crisp October evening, a bonfire, s’mores, and a good IPA? I think not. I’ve been breaking out our hoodies, sweaters, and boots. We spend afternoons in the backyard, raking leaves and making plans for trick-or-treating. As the saying goes, I am so grateful to live in a world where…

// 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…