Practices for Cultivating Love, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Gardening as Self-Love: A Guest Post by Ali from The Mindful Gardener

I found my friend Ali's blog The Mindful Gardener¬†over a year ago, and I am so glad I did. Ali is clearly passionate about gardening, and her posts are a feast both for the eye--as she shares her beautiful nature photography--and for the soul--as she includes such gentle wisdom, humor, and kindness in all her… Continue reading Gardening as Self-Love: A Guest Post by Ali from The Mindful Gardener

Whimsical Watercolors

The Forest Otter: A Whimsical Watercolor

Yesterday I went on a beautiful fall hike at a nature sanctuary near my house. Here is a picture from an overlook there: At one point, we walked on a bridge over a stream, and a little otter ran out onto the rocks and then hopped into the water and swam downstream. He looked kind… Continue reading The Forest Otter: A Whimsical Watercolor

Healing Difficult Emotions, Uncategorized

A Magical Hula Hoop and the Forest: A Brief Reflection

Real Talk: I get really, really serious about life sometimes. And that's okay. I am a sensitive person. I think a lot. I research and write and teach about political philosophy. I really care about the world and people and ethics. And I embrace this part of me. When I use these sensitive and serious… Continue reading A Magical Hula Hoop and the Forest: A Brief Reflection