Your mind on Tide

January 17th, 2010

My mother taught me many things, but she didn’t teach me much about homemaking. To learn how to keep house, I had to study under the tutelage of an eighth century Chinese enlightened master.

I’m so pleased to see my new article “Do Dishes, Rake Leaves” in the March issue of Shambhala Sun magazine, and I’m especially pleased to see it under my full name. If you haven’t yet read it, put it on your list of things to do this weekend. If heaven forbid you don’t subscribe to the magazine, put that on your list, too.

And if you don’t have a list, here’s a handy one to start with.


  1. I thought it was an excellent article. Congrats! I absolutely adore the Shambhala Sun. I anxiously await its arrival every month!

    Comment by leanamay — January 17, 2010 @ 11:32 pm

  2. excellent reminders. i once read a story about a mother putting her love for her son into the laundry she folded for him. your article reminds me of this. thank you for making the "big things" so simple.

    Comment by cypress sun — January 18, 2010 @ 2:35 am

  3. This is what I heard: If you can't be present in your own kitchen, where can you be present?

    Thanks for the present 🙂

    Comment by shannon — January 18, 2010 @ 3:46 am

  4. I'm still stuck on the notion of your dharma name sounding too asian and too religious . . .

    Comment by Mama Zen — January 19, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

  5. The list of the tips for a mindful home is simple, yet the actions on them have such a profound effect… Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Jaya — January 20, 2010 @ 2:04 pm

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