Posts by Martha Brettschneider

Martha Brettschneider is an author, photographer, and mindfulness advocate. Her book Blooming into Mindfulness: How the Universe Used a Garden, Cancer, and Carpools to Teach Me That Calm Is the New Happy chronicles her transformation from left-brained economist and screaming mom into a meditation-touting creative. She lives in Virginia with her husband and two sons. Visit her at

5 Reasons to Embrace Alone Time & Take Yourself on an Artist Date

“It is only in solitude that I ever find my own core.” ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

When was the last time you took yourself on a date?

Not just you and a friend, or you and your partner, or you and …