ESSAYS


My Days as an Antioch Activist
NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Ah, youth; Ah, old age.
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Forthcoming
The High Priestess of the Upper East Side
TOWN & COUNTRY
Profile of Dr. Wednesday Martin, author of upcoming Primates of Park Avenue (Spring 2015).

Coupling
OHIO EDIT
A prose piece about summer (among other things).
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Simplify Your Life without Making it Complicated
PARENTS MAGAZINE
It’s not as hard as it seems.
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My essay Food of the Gods (with a Recipe for Mystical Gravy) appears in
THE CASSOULET SAVED OUR MARRIAGE: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learned to Eat
Shambala Books, edited by Caroline Grant and Lisa Catherine Harper (2013)

Some Personal Reflections on the Most Recent Zen Teacher Sex Scandal
THE WEEKLINGS
An Essay about Daido, Among other Things.
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Hot and Bothered About Beauty
THE WEEKLINGS
Rehab the Addiction to Beauty-Porn.
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Lessons From a Zen Mommy
PARENTS MAGAZINE
Who knew all my time in a monastery would lead to this?!
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Making & Breaking Family Food Rules – A Parent’s Quest to Do the Right Thing
EDIBLE HUDSON VALLEY
Getting a grip on family grub.
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Spend Less, Eat Better
CLEAN EATING MAGAZINE
How to be thrifty and yummy at the same time.
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Picking and Choosing: Part I
SOHO PARENTING
Mindful eating for kids.
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Zen for Moms: Letting Your Life Teach You
SOHO PARENTING
Accessible practice for parents.
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Wholesome is the New Healthy
BODY + SOUL
7 Books on Clean Food.
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One Place at Once
SHAMBHALA SUN
Why options are overrated.
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Dora Who? On Raising a Weirdo
MOTHERING MAGAZINE
When my husband and I decided to remain TV-less once our first child was born, some people reacted as though we were planning on getting rid of our indoor plumbing.
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God Help Us: Choosing Our Religion in a Presidential Candidate
INSIDEOUT MAGAZINE
“Who are these people? What do they call themselves, and what does it all mean?”
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The Temptation of Belief
KILLING THE BUDDHA
“That night as I lay in bed, hands on my hard, round belly, my mind filled with the faces of all the believers I had met and seen, I tried, really tried to pray.”
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A Jealous Buddhist in God’s Orange County
GEEZ MAGAZINE
“Pretty much everyone I talked to found it odd that I would leave my life, 7 months pregnant, to waddle around a a palm-tree land of strip-malls and megachurches interviewing Christians.”
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Huge Beating Heart: The Spiritual Life of Hunters
CHRONOGRAM MAGAZINE
“Whether we are a hunter of a shopper buying prepackaged meat, the taking of life is sustaining us, and we can eat it up with our eyes closed or bow our heads and give thanks.”
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The National Buddhist Prison Sangha
CHRONOGRAM MAGAZINE
“In bringing an ancient tradition to those caught in a contemporary nightmare, the National Buddhist Prison Sangha is transforming the world.”
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“Would You Like Me To Drive?”
MOUNTAIN RECORD: THE ZEN PRACTITIONER’S JOURNAL
“Invoking a whole lot of image and control, I have relied on words to turn the world into the kind of place I wanted to live – it was beautiful and dramatic and I was always the star.”
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