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Tag Archives: mindfulness
During this time of uncertainty, I have found myself falling back upon activities and projects that brought me happiness in the past. One particular task that seems to always give me a sense of peace is soap-making. There is something … Continue reading
Despite the grey, drab day, my girls and I were teeming with excitement last Wednesday as we slowly drove down Rockton Road, where the path before us turned from asphalt to crunchy limestone gravel beneath our tires. We knew we … Continue reading
My girls and I have really been trying to adjust our eating habits throughout the school day. Instead of snacking on crackers, pretzels and tortilla chips, we are trying to move our snacking to the non-processed variety. This … Continue reading
This year marked a pretty big milestone in the Fagan house. This Thanksgiving was our tenth year hosting our favorite of all holidays. We love Thanksgiving because it is a time to truly appreciate family, without the distraction of gifts … Continue reading
A few months ago, while nestled in my bed reading an issue of my favorite magazine, Taproot, I happened upon a lovely little piece written by Amanda Riley about a gathering called a “Swap Party.” The concept and spirit behind … Continue reading
A few months back I shared my love of cabbage with all of you. But maybe I wasn’t being specific enough, or not general enough, depending upon how you look at it. In actuality I harbor a secret love for … Continue reading
I have been thinking deeply lately about the notion of creating. In a world of increasing destruction and devastation, the simple act of creating something, creating anything really, is cathartic. At our homeschool co-op I teach a writing and an … Continue reading
A while back a friend said to me, “In an airplane emergency, first you must put on your own oxygen mask, then help those around you. Have you put on your life mask first?” Since December, I have diligently tried … Continue reading
Well friends, it’s June 16th, and I am coming at you with my first garden update of the 2017 growing season. Hum. Where exactly did the time go? And better yet, what on earth have I been doing? Time has … Continue reading