What I Want







I’ve always been good at wanting things.

• Talent • Beauty • Recognition • Fortune • Tradition • Ritual • Muscle • Flexibility • Adventure • Travel • Leisure • Tight Jeans • Boyfriend Jeans • A new car • New teeth • A baby • Some sleep • Dark chocolate • Red wine • The ocean • The mountains • Hot sun • Cool air • Pink skies • A cozy bed • Wicker furniture • Gold jewelry • Platinum hair • Red lips • Vintage rugs • Oversized sweaters • A good show to watch • A good book to read •

The list could go on. But at the end of the day what I really crave is experience – to live the kind of life that makes for good stories – the little details and the magical memories.

And sometimes that story simply boils down to some good food, good conversation, and big love.

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Images by Choate House for Vidya Seasonal Kitchen | Fall – check out more images and the video + Fall recipe here. Claire is really great at making good food and good conversation, and she’s taught me so much about Ayurvedic nutrition and self-care, yogic philosophy, and seasonal alignment. Claire is currently available for one-on-one coaching if you’re interested in learning more about those things too – learn more at Vidya Cleanse.

  1. Erin

    I hear you. And as meaningful and nourishing as experiences are over possessions, you must tell me where you got your lipstick.

    • Kathleen

      Haha. I still love my things – don’t get me wrong.

      The lipstick is from a brand called Hourglass. This one in particular is a stain called Icon, I think.

  2. rebecca

    Yes. Yes. I could want endlessly, but am glad I’m smacked out of that to savor and enjoy too. It’s such a fun thing to dream about the possibilities, thank goodness life brings us back to what’s awesome about right here and now. Food, drink, friends, love. The best stuff. 🙂

  3. Sarah

    As always lovely post and lovely to see the cute little fox! For sure, my favorite stories are about Love and are shared around good food and with good people. Let me know if you ever cross the ocean so we can share both 😉

  4. Kelly

    Yes, it boils down to experiencing the good (and the bad) things in life… After all, why have all things we want, if we’ll stay home and let life slide through? 🙂

    Fox’s laughing… best photo ever!

  5. Amber

    Beautifully put. Experiences are the fuel of a good life.

  6. Beautiful photos. And beautiful, beautiful family. <3

    p.s. I'm so late, but I recently watched your Circles conference speech, and it totally met me where I am right now. Thank you for your encouragement. You always inspire me. xo.

  7. Madison

    Lovely photos. They truly express how important the simple things in life are.


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