Category: On the Topic of Home

Inshallah… Italy. Take 2.

Inshallah, if God wills, I am writing to you from Italy: the land I fell in love with at the beginning of Covid-19. This time, I bring a piece of home with me.

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.

Tea, Travel, and Pie

Finding Home In Our Beloved and The Three Lessons That Pie Baking Teaches Us: A guest post by Kate McDermott, author of The Art of the Pie.

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.

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”

When A Gift Brings Us Home

The best gifts are those that transcend a holiday. These are the ones that make us feel seen, heard, known, and celebrated.

Here Comes the Sun

Celebrating the Winter Solstice because light helps us find the way home.

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.

For All the Saints: Celebrating Life

Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of remembering. To love is to remember. To be remembered is to live. To be loved is to be home.

Harry Potter, Little Women, and Lady Bird

What do Harry Potter, Little Women, and Lady Bird have in common? They all have interesting representations of Mom. The nurturing, baking cookies,always there with a hug kind of mom.

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