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Slipping Away

Summer is never endless when you're an adult. It seems like you blink and it's gone.

Summer is never endless when you're an adult. It seems like you blink and it's gone.

My kids will go back to school in just three weeks. I have to keep reminding myself to not think about that—to not let the summer be over in my mind when it is still here in my backyard. Instead, I focus on just enjoying the moments that we have right now; in the garden, at the pool, in the quiet mornings where no one has to get ready to go anywhere.

Summer is a great time to engage in the practice of slowing. It's hot, so you don't want to move too fast anyway. Fall will arrive soon enough with its demands and schedules. For now, don't hurry. Choose to take your time. Live your life at a simple pace. Don't make plans for every spare moment. Let life come to you sometimes.

It often feels like summer slips away so fast, like water through your fingers. But have you taken any time to slip away yourself this summer?

If your overall pace is slower in summer (which will depend on your choices of what to ...

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