Because life
never stops teaching.

Journaling for awareness. Growing for life.

November, 2013

This holiday season I have asked three writers to share a story with us about how the evolution of their family has enriched their experience of the holidays. I look forward to sharing these pieces with you over the coming weeks. And please share any thoughts or experiences with us in the comments section of the blog—we have much to gain from listening to each other’s stories. I kicked things off last week with a reflection on the coming of Christmas. Today, I want to share with you a reflection on Hanukkah by Stephanie Dreyer. Dreyer is a writer and the founder of VeegMama—a blog celebrating her vegan lifestyle and being a mother of three.

Celebrating Hanukkah as a Convert, by …

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This week I began to pull boxes of Christmas decorations out of the attic in preparation for the ceremonial decorating the Friday after Thanksgiving. As I peeked inside a box or two, I began to get excited about the coming season.  But it was also like looking back in time to years of Christmas magic. Our traditions can be powerful reminders of what this season is all about. It’s not the tree; it’s the reminder of the light that illuminates our lives. It’s not the mistletoe; it’s the ones who gather in our doorways bringing good cheer.

There are many messages of Christmas.  Light, joy, hope, to name just a few. Of all the messages lifted out of the spirit of …

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The other day my friend said of her ten year old, “She’s so much like me that sometimes I feel like I’m looking in a mirror.” Genetics are truly crazy. As much as I know that each person is unique and entirely their own, I can’t get over how much Adeline and I have in common. That was clear from the time she was a baby – her awareness, her passion, her drive. Still, so much of who we are is a collection of what we’ve picked up along the way. And that’s the part that scares me. I told my friend, “I see my kids soaking up so much of what I say and do. It’s like having a …

Continue reading Mirrors