As this New Year rolled in, I set the intention to greet whatever comes with courage and an open heart and to practice gratitude every day.
Already, my new year has brought some bumps! And already, I have made mistakes. Beautifully, I can (and will) return to courage, open-heartedness, and gratitude again and again, every day, all year.
I'm a mom, wife, daughter, friend, and teacher who has long struggled with the desire to be the perfect person I imagine that I should be. Practicing mindfulness has changed my life, helping me to make peace with myself as I truly am and to appreciate my family, life, and the world as they actually are.