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Last Virgo of the year

Here is the newest arrival. A little baby boy, so new and fresh, he doesn’t have a name yet.He might be a Ferdinand ? Congratulations Sara and Olivier and “big” brother Guilles. Another baby born in the comfort of the family bed.He was born just as the sun came up.  There is a lot to celebrate and to be grateful for today. The arrival of a beautifully vibrant baby boy, the strength of a young mother who...

New Beginnings September 10th 2014

Someone said the last full moon  was a “super moon”.  Folks often think the full moon is a good time to have a baby.Maybe it’s a little romantic to think that. Though I would say the full moon is full of interesting surprises.  I remember full moons during my midwifery training in one of West Berlins largest hospitals, that seemed to come out of  ER movies or a comedy show.  Experiences of finding the...

Buddhist Parenting

The Emptiness of Family: A Guide to Engaged Parenting. When we enter into the responsibilities of parenthood we welcome another sentient being into our mind-stream and open our mandala of practice to a fledgling life. This is no small responsibility, no momentary hefting of weight to be placed down later. We shoulder the burden of teaching this emerging mind how to interact with, and be prepared for, this world – This life...