selected articles

On Garden Time — AARP The Magazine, Oct./Nov. 2016
When her career stalled, author Karen Maezen Miller discovered that a new life had just begun.

How Do I Put My Mind to Rest? — Lion’s Roar, July 2016
Facing the challenge of emotional turmoil and restless mind, cut off your conflicting emotions at their root.

The Heart of a Garden — Shambhala Sun, July 2014
Discovering the right view of muddy water: it’s not always pretty, but it’s beautiful.

Zen Garden — Spirituality & Health, May/June 2014
A teaching of love — and of letting go — in the fleeting beauty of flowers.

Does the Buddha Always Tell the Truth? — Shambhala Sun, March 2014
The right view of right speech.

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

Lion’s Roar
The wisdom teachings of everyday life.

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

anthologies

All the Rage: Buddhist Wisdom on Anger and Acceptance — Shambhala Publications, 2014
How we can better work with anger and ultimately transform it into compassion.

Buddha’s Daughters: Women Who Are Changing the Face of Buddhism in the West — Shambhala Publications, 2014
Teachings by the most influential female Buddhist teachers on a wide range of topics.

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 2007, 2011 & 2013 – Shambhala Publications
Including the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron and the rest of us.