The Basics

The broad strokes of what it means to me to live in the present moment. Come here to get a general idea of where I’m coming from.

Especially for Parents

Because I am a mother, many of my personal stories relate to finding ways to embrace the present moment in the midst of all the chaos and stress that comes with parenthood.

Just for Fun

Having fun is an ideal way to spend moments. I had fun writing these essays and hope you have a little fun reading them.


As our lives fill with more and more obligations, it can be difficult to maintain healthy relationships with our adult loved ones. Here are some thoughts on keeping these relationships in the present moment.

This and That

A catch-all category for essays that didn’t quite have a “home”.

Guest Essays

Because having voices and perspectives are invaluable in creating a present community, I welcome others’ contributions.

Please remember, everything on this site is simply one person’s thoughts and opinions and should not be taken as psychological advice or seen as a substitute for seeing a mental health professional.

  • Present Senses’ Essays

    Present Senses’ essays contain my thoughts and opinions about how I have found ways to live in the present moment more often than before. While many have written on this subject for thousands of years in thousands of different ways, my hope is that the everyday conversational language about everyday experiences will offer something unique- especially for those with children at home- to consider and possibly relate to their own lives.

    From my earliest memories onward, if I was seeking out an answer to a question, there was inevitably an explanation out there that clicked with me. If you’re looking for an answer on how to live a more stress-free and peaceful life, I truly hope these essays click with you. And even if they don’t click, I would encourage you to keep on searching for an explanation of living a more present life that works for you. There’s a reason people have been striving to live in the moment for hundreds of years- it brings peace to your life.

    To better access what I’ve written, the essays are divided up into various categories- categories that seemed to create themselves the more I wrote. "The Basics" is a good place to start and then hop around and see what else you discover.