Thinking back to the first few weeks after the birth of my son, one of the things I remember the most was the constant hunger once my milk came in. I think I remember it mostly because it felt so strange to go from not feeling hungry (or rather, feeling like I had absolutely [...]
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Damned if you do, damned if you don't: This is what modern day parenting means. It seems we have fallen into an era of extreme judgement, and I think it's in due in part to the way we have become obsessed with labeling the various parenting styles; co-sleeping vs. crib sleeping, breastfed or bottle [...]
There is space here. fragments of smooth clear glass, waiting for a reflection a story a chance to shine. We may fill this space with dark shadows, or blinding light and beg for our friends to see understand what they cannot possibly know. And when all goes to hell. Which, in time it always [...]
I always stay up Later than I mean to. I start with the best Intentions, But dawn is calling With her sparking voice Her golden hair And dewy eyes. How could anyone sleep In the midst of her magnetic pull? Sometimes dreams are More satisfying than The cold and lonely reality of these Four [...]
Breathe in, breathe out. This is not sleep. It's the one time in your day that you can rest your bones, become heavy and weightless all at once. It's the few moments that you can give yourself permission to let go completely. No more tension, no more worry, no more labels. In this moment, [...]
As a teacher, I start every class the same; Eyes closed, deep breaths, and time spent on letting an intention sink into mind and body. Sometimes I have a specific intention in mind for the practice, other times I prefer to leave it open to the individual. "Why is it that you showed up [...]
If you know me just a little, you probably know that I am very passionate about sustainability. Yes — I’m that crazy lady that will stare you down if you throw your plastic water bottle anywhere other than in the recycling bin! No recycling bin in sight? I’ll take your bottle home and recycle [...]
We're not used to this – taking the side streets the back roads. There are no maps for these angles no turn-by-turn directions. Only a maze of trails that lead to the beginning. You might as well do it Might as well crack my chest wide open. Reach in for my heart ignore the [...]
There are lessons to be learned each day. Little morsels, waiting patiently for us to notice. We only have to open ourselves up to these lessons to receive them. We are the only ones that hold ourselves back, ignoring the moments, missing the chances for metamorphosis; chances for astounding, earth-shaking change. Go slowly, go [...]
Close your eyes. Stand tall. Breathe Deep. Feel the earth rise up through the soles of your feet, and the universe above you. Feel your glow your prana your life force radiating from the inside, shining out. Feel the connection of earth and sky and then dive in. Feel gratitude. Feel growth. Feel faith. [...]