Meet Vanessa Gobes, New Englander and avid fan of lists. Here are the basics:
- double dog owner
- Jane of all trades
- hopscotch career-woman
- 9 life pather
- lover of chocolate-dipped anything
- country line dancer
- recovering clothes horse
Oh, and a Buddhist, sort of. I don’t like to define myself so exactly so let’s say I’m Bu-curious. I use my mindfulness practice to filter experiences through the lens of peace and acceptance. And I do my best to help my kids do the same. My intention here on BUBs is to share the things that work in hopes of doing my part to create a more peaceful planet, one family at a time.
A lifelong New Englander, newspaper columnist and vlogger, mindful parenting coach, meditation teacher, and mother of four (five if you count my husband), I have an exquisite understanding of the complexities of blended families and offer gentle guidance to parents and children, stepparents and stepchildren through the lens of a dedicated meditator. I’m writing my way to awakening with humor and honesty and invite you along for the ride.
Please enjoy this blog and share freely. I’ve been home with my kids for a long time and I’m trying to rub two sticks together and spark a career, so your shares, tweets, tumbles, and pins are deeply appreciated. If you’d like to read more of my work visit Everything Old is New Age Again, a place to learn about the new age movement and all its divine weirdness. My writing is also published in print with The Winchester Star and online at Intent.com, Break the Norms and Letters to a Nichiren Buddhist.
My goal is to have my writing appear on Oprah.com. My secondary goal is to find a platform in local news broadcasting where I can play a bigger part in this amazing movement toward consciousness. While working on all of this stuff, I’m writing a book and heading up the PTO. You know what they say – It takes a village. So if you can help me get there I’d sure appreciate it!
From mine to yours,