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Complaining: The Most Unattractive Way To Communicate Your Life Experience

Something is shifting lately. I’m feeling a little dusty all over, a little uncomfortable in my body. Somehow I’ve become very uninspired by the way I communicate and perceive my life. This fall we cleaned our house. We made a few Salvation Army runs, got rid of some random furniture, repotted plants, redecorate rooms and …

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Fear and Punk Rock in Baby-Land (Guest Post)

Today’s guest post is from one of my favorite people in the world, Jen Hinst-White. She writes about first time motherhood and second time pregnancy and being honest about the process. I’m a bit of a weirdo—let’s start there—and as far as pregnancy and birth goes, I think I may be freakishly relaxed. I just …

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The Authentic Self: Why We Must Give Our Unique Gifts to The World

The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.― Frederick Buechner In my occupation there is a certain amount of disclosure that happens. Within any patient-practitioner model there is a level of intimacy and confidentiality that is a patient’s right. Within the patient-acupuncturist model there is …

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The Mindful Gift-Giver’s Guide to Selfless Giving

This time of year everyone is posting best gift lists for everyone in your family and every type of person imaginable. Allow me to take a different approach, as I am someone who adores the full contemplation process behind gift giving. My history of gift giving comes out of good-natured sibling rivalry. Each year my …

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On Becoming An Aunt: What Our Extended Families Teach Us

I became an aunt 9 days ago. It is a funny thing, this waiting for a baby to arrive in a family. All spring and summer we teased the expectant parents about nerves and anticipation. I watched as my mother-in-law spiraled up into a whirlwind of child-like excitement and watched as my father-in-law quieted and …

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Ending the Incessant Elevator Speech

This weekend was my 10th year reunion from college (yes I’m young-that’s okay). As my husband and I met at college we both headed up to Bennington College this weekend to be wowed by beautiful foliage, amazingly brilliant people (including the remarkable new president who has a 2 week old baby), tasty local food, good conversation …

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Approval: Another One Of Those Deep Inner Needs

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our happiness.  -unknown* Sunday night this week after getting into bed I started up a very old, very familiar fight with my husband. All of you in …

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Overcome 5 Roadblocks To A Gratitude Practice

For a long time I’ve resisted the concept of gratitude. It is a buzz word in the mindfulness world and lots of people are doing gratitude meditations, radical acceptance workshops and all sorts of practices that encourage one to take notice of the blessings in their lives. For the last few years I’ve known that my …

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Slowness: 5 Things I Learned While Traveling With A Child

This weekend we went to a wedding in Boston. It felt like early May all weekend instead of deep June and it was glorious to be outside without much agenda. In addition to a lack of agenda we were in a beautiful part of Boston, on foot and traveling with a three year old. The …

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