Elizabeth Bastos

Elizabeth Bastos is a freelance writer and mother of two living in the Baltimore suburbs. A contributor to Book Riot and Baltimore Fishbowl, she has also published work on the Motherlode blog of the New York Times and in the Boston Globe and McSweeney’s.


Chopping Onions

Cleaning the bathroom or chopping the onions is no less important than sitting in deep meditation. Grasping this and acting on it is called waking up. —Janet Jiryu Abels, “Participate Fully” “Chop wood, carry water” is…

By Elizabeth Bastos

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