selected articles

The Virtues of Boredom – Shambhala Sun, September 2012
Like staring at a blank wall. Or counting your breath. Or living life just as it is.

Waking Up Alone – Shambhala Sun, August 2011
Everything changes. Nothing lasts. In matters of the heart, this can be a hard thing to wake up to. The wisdom that awaits when the love story ends.

What Are Teachers For? – Buddhadharma, Summer 2011
The role of teachers at the crossroads of American Buddhism.

Do Dishes, Rake Leaves – Shambhala Sun, March 2010
How the domestic practice of ancient Zen masters can lead us to intimate encounters with our own lives.

Grass Huts & Hermits – Killing the Buddha, Nov. 2009
What a Chinese travelogue tells us about the future of American Buddhism.

Not a Fan of the Undergarments – Religion Dispatches, Feb. 2009
A Mormon mommy ponders spiritual laziness, the evils of daylight savings time, and the relationship between perfectionism and antidepressants.

Parents, Leave Your Home – Shambhala Sun, March 2009
The best way to help your children and family is to leave your egocentric home for good.

The Dharma of Barbie – Shambhala Sun, May 2007
What is worse – Barbie’s commercialism and hypersexuality, or Mom’s grown-up judgments and concepts?

featured blogs

The Laundry Line – Shambhala SunSpace
The wisdom teachings of everyday life.

Huffington Post
Things, ways and reasons to stop looking for things, ways and reasons.


The Mindful Way Through Pregnancy — Shambhala Publications, 2012
Writings and simple daily practices for bringing the transformative power of mindfulness to this special time.

Right Here With You – Shambhala Publications, 2011
Essays on how mindfulness can be brought to bear on relationships to increase intimacy, communication, and fulfillment.

The Mindfulness Revolution – Shambhala Publications, 2011
A selection of the best writing on what mindfulness is, why it works and how to apply it to our lives.

The Maternal is Political – Seal Press, 2008
Women writers at the intersection of motherhood and social change.

Best Buddhist Writing 2011 & 2007 – Shambhala Publications
Including the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron and the rest of us.

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