holiday traditions

food: fuel or nurturance?

January 7, 2017
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Does food preparation at your house feel tender and nurturing or like a slog through wet cement? This holiday season I was struck by the distinction of food as fuel and food that deeply satisfies. My daughter took hold of an avocado smashed it, added salsa, lime and salt. I couldn’t get enough. I warm […]

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a longing for christmas connection takes flight

December 24, 2016
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“If I’d known it was going to be this much fun, I wouldn’t have cried so hard when the kids left!” says my husband as we Christmas shop and lunch. I throw my head back with laughter. Then, instantly, a pain of guilt shoots through me, I’d never want the kids to hear us say […]

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solstice brings inner illumination

December 21, 2010
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          Today my altared space is the Winter Solstice. When my children were little I scooped them up, one in each arm, to lay on my bed in the dark and watch rainbows appear on my walls. Now it is my daughter who is holding me in my hour of darkness and showing me the […]

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