Monday mantra: Embrace the New


My windowsill seedlings, who are ready to join their brethren outside

Last night was a new moon/solar eclipse double-whammy powerhouse of clearing old stuff out of our life in order to make way for the new and better stuff. (Check out Susan Miller’s article on How to Deal with Eclipsesfor more info.)

Which has got me thinking about how I/we can lose some of the drama that change always brings up. That’s why my weekly mantra this week is: Embrace the New. Read more…

The Mother’s Wisdom Deck


Big changes are happening for all the women in my family–my Mom is retiring and moving to Providence to be near us, my grandmother is moving out of her home and in to assisted living, and my 4-year-old daughter is, well, 4 years old and thus making huge mental and emotional shifts on a daily (and sometimes hourly) basis. As for me, I’m blogging for the very first time. (Despite having launched MsMindbody.com a whopping 8 years ago!) Read more…

The Corpse Pose That Almost Wasn’t


This morning was one of those rare — like, white buffalo rare — days where I woke up before the kids. Even though it was a “mommy morning” (hubs and I alternate the early parenting shift), I managed to get my butt out of bed and on to the mat for a lovely, gentle practice that was mostly about being on the floor and giving a shot of oil to my Tin Man hips. (Reclined hand to big toe pose, crescent pose, cobbler pose, pigeon pose, with a couple of downdogs thrown in for good measure.) Read more…

The Very Best Time to Practice Is…


Something that’s been coming up in my conversations a lot lately is trying to find the “right time” to do something that gets your mind and body back on speaking terms. As in, “I just need to find the right time.” I can so help with this, I think to myself when I hear this lament. Because I just so happen to know when the right time is! I love when that happens! Read more…

Psst. What’s Your Baggage Trying to Tell You?


Last week I traveled to Denver to meet with my business coach and fellow coachees. Four glorious days on the edge of the Rockies, brainstorming with amazing women, working through emotional blocks, mapping out the next few months of work goals, and being a single person for a few days with no one’s needs to tend to but my own – I was so excited about the trip! Read more…

To Decide Or Not To Decide, THAT Is The Question


My husband and I take turns getting up with our early-rising kids. This morning was my morning off, and I spent at least 20 minutes of that lying in bed trying to decide whether I should go out for a walk or roll out the yoga mat and put myself through a proper practice. Read more…

What It Means When Everything Is Going to Hell


Struggle keeps us from being sluggish. It keeps us aware and in the end bestows true knowledge…It is proper to welcome struggle. Its arrival is always auspicious.” – Swami Kripalu Read more…

My Neck Hurts. Must Be Time to Meditate.


Everyone’s got a hot spot – the place in your body that hurts first. Maybe it’s your low back, knee, or shoulder. Mine is my neck. It was always the spot that got kinked up in my early 20s when I spent most of my waking hours working at a desk. Then I got hit by a car door while I was riding my bike and got whiplash in the exact same spot that always bothered me. Read more…

Sometimes the Only Thing to Do Is… Nothing


This little cherub you see in the photo on the right is my almost 2-year-old son, Teddy. Monday morning, I had just finished putting on his shoes and was just about to put on his coat so we could head out to his daycare. And then – sorry, there’s no delicate way to say this – Teddy vomited on my face. Read more…

Change the Conversation, Change the Energy, Change Everything


talkingGrowing up, I hated brushing my teeth. When it was time to do my nightly ablutions, I’d go in to the bathroom, shut the door, turn on the water, wet my toothbrush, put it back in the cup, wait several seconds, then leave the bathroom. I thought I was pretty smart, but all it really got me was a mouth full of silver fillings. Read more…

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