Category: Meditations on Living

Love Your Mother

This year and moving forward, what are you doing to show our Mother that you love her?

The Easter Message Today

Wendell Berry’s poetry is more salient this year than ever. In the midst of everything, participate in Spring. Practice resurrection.

When Home is a Vocation

Just because you’re got at a job doesn’t mean you’re meant to do that job forever. Living a purposeful life where your work is a calling requires taking chances and starting over.

Cleaning House

Whether you’re a power cleaner, a compulsive cleaner, or a daily tidy-upper, cleaning house doesn’t have to be so complicated. But the best cleaning starts with two simple steps.

Letting Go… Again

I discovered mold in my home last week, at first forcing me to let go of some things. But then I had a choice of what to keep and what to release. And choice is hard.

When Your Face Feels Like Home

I spent most of my life not feeling comfortable with how I look. The currently popular #10YearChallenge is helping me appreciate my face and find a sense of home in it.

Epiphany

Epiphany is more than a light in the sky or a sudden bright idea. That’s just the beginning.

Home is Inside You

Over the years, when I talk about my work researching the psychology of home, inevitably someone will say, “Home is inside you.” Yes, I smile. This is true. It took many years for me to experience this truth. One can know something intellectually but… Continue Reading “Home is Inside You”

O Holy Night

Wherever you are on this side of the equator, it’s dark. May you put aside your distractions and settle into the night. Darkness is a gift.

Cookies, Chaos, and Home – by Claudia Aulum

Holiday traditions are not just comforting rituals. Sometimes, they serve as lifelines in uncertain times.

December

Even with glittering lights, decorations, and cookies, this month can be tough for many of us.

Thanksgiving

Some thoughts about the history and current state of this holiday. What are YOU giving thanks for this year?

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