The legend of the Wesak Full Moon: A lesson in how to ebb + flow with the universe

10 May 2017 la luna

We’ve made it to Wednesday already! And, this Wednesday is a full moon and I love full moon days. So, I’m up early, banging out this blog post before I head off to work. But, I just had to share a few thoughts with you about this May full moon. Some things that I’ve just learned that I think are kinda interesting… In Buddhism, tonight’s full moon is believed to be the most powerful one of the year. It’s known asRead More

six ways to love like a buddhist

27 Apr 2015 culture + art

i’ve stumbled onto a website recently that has tons of great articles. elephant journal is “dedicated to the mindful life.” it’s full of inspiring, thought-provoking articles that always make me slow down and ponder just a little bit. to me, many of the articles are a bit like an inspiring, informative meditation. clearly, that’s stuff that’s right up my alley. today i ran across one that talks about ways to show your love. after the earthquake in nepal this weekend, andRead More

girl seeker: buddhism

4 Feb 2015 culture + art

it’s wednesday! time for this week’s check in on my progress on the book i am reading about seeking god. as i read the chapter on seeking god through buddhism in eric weiner’s book “man seeking god”, i realized that i know nothing about buddhism. or i don’t know what it was that the author of the book really got out of his buddhist journey. the chapter felt like it was all over the place, i couldn’t find a common thread running through theRead More

the perfect summer day in sweden

21 Jul 2014 sweden

there are no words to really describe today. so, i’m gonna let my photos do most of the talking. i will tell you that we drove way out into the swedish countryside, to see a very dear friend – my ex-collegue/minister (from the church where i worked when i lived here). her husband passed away earlier this year, and she is adjusting to living life on her own – on their farm. we arrived at her amazing place at noon,Read More

this is who i am

i thought a lot about who i am, where i come from, and what makes me, well, me, while i was at the beach with my family last week. i didn’t overthink it, i just pondered how all of these people around me, my closest family members, are a part of me – how they each have played a part in making me who i am today. but, not only these beautiful, amazing people, also all of our ancestors, thoseRead More



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