MOM = WOW. Or, I wish Joana Smith were my mindful mama, and here’s why.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Nov 5, 2008
get elephant's newsletter

My mindful mama, Linda V. Lewis, kept the most beautiful, poetic, detailed, love-ful scrap books. I still have ’em, all of ’em, and they’re better than any memoir or diary could be. 

So it was with emotional wonder that, now 34 years old, I happen upon my lovely friend (who I’ve only met once, but she is an amazing artiste community superheroine) Joana Smith’s artful family scrapbooks on the lovely Wow.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “MOM = WOW. Or, I wish Joana Smith were my mindful mama, and here’s why.”

  1. Gary M says:

    I think it is really awesome that your mother did this and you were able to keep the scrap books for so many years.

    The best part to me is seeing a young mother raising her child – surrounding her with so much creativity and passion.


  2. Joana Smith says:

    We have a lot of stuff…
    and I think if we can see it with new eyes,
    everyone will be empowered…

    and maybe, just maybe (I hope)

    we can *make* WORLD PEACE

    with all this extra stuff…
    I’m trying to outline how
    (in the most beautiful way I can).

    thanks for the mention, my friend