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Lessons in Wifery from Gift from the Sea

Young Woman with a Red Umbrella by the Sea by Alfred StevensWritten during a beach vacation in the early 1950s, Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s Gift from the Sea is a series of thoughtful essays about what it means to be a woman in the modern world. My three favorite essays, “Double-Sunrise, “Oyster Bed,” and “Argonauta” reveal important truths about the journey through love and motherhood toward transcendence. Read the rest of this entry

How to Live in the Moment

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One of the side effects of being a thoughtful woman, wife, or mother is that it is sometimes difficult to take a break. Whether or not we realize it, those plans for lunch tomorrow, worries about childcare, and self-reminders about our to-do lists can leave our brains stuck in “on mode,” even when we’re trying to sleep or relax. By training ourselves to be aware of our thoughts and feelings, we can become happier and healthier people. And it’s easier than you think.

What Is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is fundamentally about living in the present. When we practice mindfulness, we become fully aware of our bodies, our feelings, and the world around us. Read the rest of this entry