I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I have 3 kiddos, 6, 4 and 2 (girl boy girl). That is my full-time occupation. When I am not hanging with children/family or attending to various duties, I love to write. I write less and less often here because I find that I have less and less to say. And I often find that when I think I have something to say, and I sit down and try to write about it, it really was about nothing at all.
I read a ton, I daydream a lot. I workout quite a bit, I love to cook when I have time. And I love to sit. Finding the time and quiet is really hard, but I find 10 minute snippets of time here and there, and for now that will do. Until it doesn’t.
I read the book Momma Zen, Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood by Karen Maezen Miller a few years back, and realized that I’ve been a buddhist my whole life and just not known it. Somehow in the last two years everything about me has changed. 5 years in therapy had recently come to an end and then Zen came along and silently overtook my life. It’s always there. I find that so comforting.
I went to a Zen retreat in Grailville OH with Karen Miller and sat for 3 days or so with complete strangers. I find myself longing for that space every day.
The peace that Maezen brought me has changed my life and my family’s life. This blog is an attempt to process the things I see: children, friends, joy and sadness, oh– there are a few attempts at humor too.
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