Every person needs a sense of purpose and belonging. At Valmonte Farm & Garden, children and special needs adults find just that. By cultivating the farm, these important souls connect with nature, learn valuable skills, and practice mindfulness in an inclusive, sensory-rich setting. We continue… Read More »Outdoor Classroom Wish List
These three things combine to form a life where we do less, hold onto less, and feel more. Try it out for a month, and let me know how you feel!
This no-bake cookie recipe satisfied the hunger of a whole neighborhood today. Perfect as breakfast, dessert, and anywhere in between, these bites are packed with stuff you’ll actually want to eat. 1/4c butter 1/4c milk 1/2c brown sugar 1/2c date syrup 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa… Read More »Chocolate Fat Bombs (Nutrient Dense!)
Check out this simple 10-minute recorded meditation to bring you comfort.
About once a week, I see a parent ask Facebook, “What are the best ways to start teaching mindfulness to children?” And then Facebook comes through with a list of three dozen Apps, YouTube channels and products that are “great!” What makes us think for… Read More »How to Teach Children Mindfulness
On Saturday morning, I stopped teaching my yoga class as my husband had called my phone a few times in a row. I ignored the first few calls, assuming he’d forgotten I was busy, and he was calling asking about where to find tiny shoes… Read More »An ode to the lessons of (not) the best dog ever
Yesterday, I took a walk along the cliffs at Pt. Vicente. I watched whales breach, dolphins play, osprey hunt, and people stare at their cell phones. I get it. Cell phones are great fun. They give us an immediate pleasure rush of hot excitement. But… Read More »Body Love: a workshop and a way of being
2020 was supposed to be the year of returning to some normalcy for me. After concurrent pregnancies, I was coming back from maternity leave in early 2020, and I was ready to get off the survival train and onto some type of accelerated track to… Read More »Word of the Year: Cherish