Parenting is simple. Just add love.

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Parenting is simple. Not complicated, not complex. Not even all that multi-faceted. It requires one main ingredient: Your love, which is to say, your attention. That was the sage guidance from Karen Maezen Miller, Zen priest and Momma Zen author. She visited my town, Athens, Ga., this past weekend, all the way from the Hazy Moon Zen Center in California. Her workshop was Love Beyond Limits: The Spiritual Practice of Parenting. Notice that Maezen didn’t say parenting was easy! Simple, yes. Easy? Not even for Maezen, she admitted. Which, I admit, made me feel better. (Hey, if it’s rough … [Read more...]

Friday Reads

FridayReads

Two great reads from around the interweb today worth sharing: This one, where eight midwives share their wisdom, in an excerpt from the new book Catching Babies by Geradine Simkins. I'm so grateful for everyone dedicated to helping women birth. What powerful work! Check out the story: Catching Babies over at Spirituality & Health magazine. No longer does a “normal birth” mean a new mother awakens in a haze to discover that her baby is no longer inside of her. Today, often with the help of midwives, women are fully present while giving birth. Once again, women are able to share … [Read more...]