A meditation for when you are little and itchy and restless and not tired and a bit sad and lonely

I read a study once that found siblings, in terms of personality, aren’t demonstrably more similar than two people you might pull off the street. Researchers speculated on a variety of causes, but whatever the reason, in our house, this could not be more true. Julia is a night owl. Even when she was a […]

Tell me, what is the wrong time for doing dishes?

Kid fingers

This practice has changed my life in countless ways, but some things seem to stay infuriatingly, excruciatingly the same. For instance, nearly every month I wag my aging finger and say, We’ll really be somewhere, meditation practice, when you fix my PMS. In the midst of familiar decades-old behaviors — snippiness, binge snacking, happycrying during […]