Breathe in Peace, Breathe Out Calm

As your children grow older, you may start to notice fragments of freedom in your life.  These are subtle at first, but as your kids become more self-sufficient and define social lives outside the house, there begins a shift where you might be able to pay more attention to yourself. Now that my boys are

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Compassion for Self: What Are You Waiting For?

Last summer, I wrote a blog article regarding my friend, Kari, and her self-discovery and growth spurred by her son, Andrew’s, type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis.  You can read about her evolution here: How to be a Life Preserver As part of an exercise for a mindfulness class I am taking, I was asked to

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The Restoration of Harmony

Seated at our kitchen table with my hands wrapped around my hot cinnamon tea, I heard my boys starting their day upstairs.  I knew my moments of quiet solitude would soon evaporate.  As they came down the stairs my younger son chirped his usual, ‘good morning!’  With my oldest, the tone was different. As he

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New Beginnings

Hopefully, by now, everyone is back to school and in a good routine.  Generally it takes a few weeks before everyone finds their groove.  Having recently relocated, my family and I are creating our routines from scratch.  This has not been without its challenges.  However, there are some universal lessons we are learning that may

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