Probability and Possibility

Reading Time: 6 minutes

My husband and I celebrated our birthdays this weekend. I’m forty-five. He’s forty-two.

Yes, we have the same birthday. What are the odds that spouses share a birthday? I looked it up, and while numbers vary, it might be around .27%. The probability is low, but clearly it’s a possibility.

Probability

When I was young, I liked that math so often yielded clear answers. When studying for my master of public health, statistics offered tools to research and answer so many of my health-related questions.

And while the part of my human mind that craves certainty still finds some comfort in numbers, after forty-five trips around the sun I’m more […]

On the Practice and Power of Pausing

Reading Time: 4 minutes

It’s Election Day today. I woke at 4:30am with an anxious kiddo who needed some TLC. Our tween daughter’s angst, while understandable, felt rather unmanageable in our attempt to arrive on time for the school line-up.

So, I had a good cry this morning…a cleansing, softening, releasing cry. I held myself with extra tenderness, honoring my body’s craving for humming in my morning meditation. Journaling came first before work today, because I needed a giant PAUSE. I chose not to wait until later in the day, despite the pressing to-do list. And, because it’s Election Day today, I’ll be pausing even more than I typically do.

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Navigating Transitions through Self-Awareness and Mindful Practice

Reading Time: 15 minutes

*This post provides a tool for you to use at another time, hence the longer than normal reading time!

Transitions are ubiquitous. They’re not only big, life-altering events, but they’re also daily occurrences. If you’ve shared your day with a child, she’s likely made you aware of all the transitions that are happening in her day. Shifting from playtime to mealtime, sleeping to waking, or school to home can ignite a variety of emotions. Adults make similar transitions throughout the day from sleeping to waking, work to home, or home to work, too. It’s understandably hard for kids and adults to switch gears—we are creatures of habit, […]