• Work & Home

    In Praise of Quantity Time

    As a mom who worked full-time while my kids were small, I worried a lot about how the attention I devoted to my career might have a negative impact on them. At the same…

  • New Directions

    Life Intervenes

    You may have noticed that all was silent on She Dwells last week. That wasn’t a planned hiatus. But, as we all know, sometimes life intervenes. I woke up the Saturday before Easter thinking…

  • Learning Later in Life
    New Directions

    Learning Later in Life

    You know that saying about the old dog and new tricks? I’ve never believed that. It’s easy to get stuck in familiar ways of doing things. Most of us stick with what we know.…

  • Mind & Body

    Everything Leads to Something

    One of the great things about living in a city the size of San Antonio is that you can, once in a while, surround yourself with people who love the same things you do.…

  • Mind & Body

    Learning to Live With Rejection

    When I was in graduate school, I had a classmate who was an excellent poet. She won the departmental award for poetry writing at the end of her first year, beating out even the…

  • Work & Home

    April Challenge: 30 Days of Downsizing

    I hope you’ve been enjoying this year of challenges on She Dwells. If you haven’t been following along, we’ve challenged ourselves to prioritize personal wellness, independence, and thinking about others. Now that April is…