• art mornings

    My Little Artists: thoughts on motherhood & creativity

    Dena August 27, 2018

    One of my greatest joys as a mother is watching my children create. For me, the passing of time in motherhood has taken on a deeper meaning than anything I ever could have imagined. I witness the transformation of my children with awe. Through each stage of growth, their development is incredible, nothing short of pure magic. Their little minds expand at a rapid pace. There are so many areas…

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  • Love in the Garden: a few of our favorite things…

    Dena August 15, 2018

    We’ve reached the middle of August which is, in so many ways, the height of summer. The final, glorious climax of heat, humidity, sweat & sun before the season slowly turns toward the crisp coolness of autumn. Although much of the excitement of summer is…

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  • Carnival Magic

    Dena July 23, 2018

    Last week our town’s annual summer carnival came to town. There is nothing in the world like the excitement that builds as we see the big red & white carnival tent go up and the rides start to fill in the empty spaces in the…

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  • A (Mostly) Raw, Vegan Lifestyle

    Dena August 14, 2017

    I have so much to say on this topic that it’s overwhelming. I’ve been wanting to write it for ages, but it is such a difficult thing to share. I have thousands of feelings on this topic and I don’t know if there is anyway…

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  • Married with Children

    Dena August 7, 2015

    Recently, I stumbled upon the most beautiful post about marriage titled, Intimacy by Luana Holloway. The post starts off: Sometimes I lose my way to you in the day when everything we have created lies between us, the most beautiful obstacles. How lovely? How poignant?…

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  • Happiness is Magic

    Dena March 13, 2012

    Moken Children – photograph by Andre Testa “In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you…

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