Category Archives: Simplifying Life

11 Ways To Slow Down Over The Holiday Season

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh I think I hear it and say it everyday: “I don’t have enough time! I’m too busy!” And now the Christmas Season is on it’s way…it’s overwhelming! And quite honestly it’s … Continue reading

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21 Ways To Let Go of Anger

Kids change your life. We all know that! Before I had kids I imagined all the ways. Was I ever surprised that I often found myself getting angry! I thought of myself as a very calm person. I was never … Continue reading

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7 Ways To Find Peace In A Garden

I was so exhausted yesterday when I got home. That’s what the end of the school year is like for teachers. It’s spring, the kids are ready to be outside and filled with energy. The first thing I did to … Continue reading

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The Road Less Traveled – Part 1

Dear Zen Mama Readers, I’ve been a little absent lately…teaching, traveling and going to Lacrosse games! I was recently inspired during an amazing trip. My next few posts will reflect this! Hope you’ve been well! As you may know, we … Continue reading

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When You’re “Bent Out of Shape”, Try Yoga! (And A Chance to Win A Free Year of Yoga Online!)

“Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.” ~ Amit Ray We’ve all heard of yoga and many have practiced but few know much about it. … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Satori Everyday

“Early morning, the orange sun is slowly rising, shining forth in empty luminous clarity. The mind and the sky are one, the sun is rising in the vast space of primordial awareness..[this is] satori or [an] awakening where all of … Continue reading

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6 Simple Tips To Create A Balanced Life

“Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” ~Robert Fulghum I’m a preschool teacher and I love my job. Usually I have two … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup – An Elegant Yet Simple Zen Meal

“In cooking, as in all the arts, simplicity is the sign of perfection.” ~ Curnonsky (celebrated French chef b. 1872) A good friend who is going through hard times in coming to dinner tomorrow night for a quiet meal. It’s … Continue reading

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Simplifying At My Own Walden Pond

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” ~Henry David Thoreau In our new house we look at a beautiful little pond. I call it my own Walden Pond. On days when I want to connect to my creativity … Continue reading

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That Other Four Letter Word

“Busy is a drug that a lot of people are addicted to.” ~Rob Bell Sorry I haven’t written lately. It’s because I came down with a virus called ISBS or “I’m so busy syndrome”. I’ve been busy. Everyone I know … Continue reading

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