Suzanne

Smart Kids

Smart Kids

This week, my daughter’s school has standardized testing.  The kids spend half their day reading questions, sorting through multiple choice answers, and filling in bubbles with their selections.  A necessary, standardized task for schools. Test taking can be stressful for kids and parents alike.  I’m not talking about the stress of actually taking the test, […]

Prosperity

Prosperity

“As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.” -Caroline Kennedy

Marriage Threads

Marriage Threads

“Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” -Simone Signoret

Married to the Practice

Married to the Practice

Today, my husband and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  It’s really special and a bit amazing to celebrate this big milestone together.  (Look at how young we were!)  There have been other big moments along the way – our wedding, the birth of our children, conflicts that have tested our relationship, and resolutions or […]

New World

New World

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” -Anaïs Nin

Liberty

“The history of liberty is a history of resistance.” -Woodrow Wilson

What is Your Superpower?

What is Your Superpower?

One of the great things about the practice of mantra is that it can help change the negative reel of thoughts and feedback in your head that sometimes gets stuck on repeat.  To reverse this trend, it can seem like a monumental task requiring superhero strength. Recognizing our gifts or qualities we’d like to cultivate […]