Driving to his best buddy’s house. Filling the break between camp and school with a child care swap. Daisy’s mom has them both this day. Thursday is my turn. They’ve reached the age where two is easier than one. But the anticipation is always the tough part with my guy. Are you gonna stay, Mama? […]
In my column on the Hilltown Families blog, Off the Mat: Free to Be, I tell the story of my son’s rainbow sundress. Like clouds have their silver linings, rainbows have their dark side. It was my son, the night of the festival, who raised the dark side. Mama? The peopew who fink boys can’t […]
Make something this week. cookies, tomato salad, or a cup of coffee. a pen and ink drawing, felt coasters, or socks. a bouquet, a mud pie, a video. Make music. Make love. Make a paper airplane. Make noise. It doesn’t matter what. Heck, make a mess! But notice the sensations involved in the act of […]
It’s the first Monday of the month, which means my column, Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting, is live on the Hilltown Families blog. This month, I write about my son’s rainbow sundress. Look for me the first Monday of each month, sharing more about how yoga influences my parenting and vice versa. […]
Thunderstorms tonight. M freaks out less if he can see it, I’ve learned. So we push the couch in front of the sliding glass door and watch the light show. What if it comes closuh? You’ll be ok. What if it comes wight above ouw house? You’ll be ok. It’s just energy and sound. What if […]
A friend and colleague created the One Piece of Trash campaign this spring with the following invitation: “Want an easy way to make your world a better place? Pick up one piece of trash. “Every time you take a walk, a run, a hop, a skip or a jump through your neighborhood or down a new […]
Talk on the phone this week. Call your friend, child, mom, lover instead of sending a text or email. Call your elderly aunt who still isn’t online anyway. Connect through voice. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. Play along and share what you discover!
Drink water. Drink until you are no longer thirsty, then have another glass. Choose water instead of snacking, sugar, caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol. Our bodies are roughly 60% water. Most of us are dehydrated much of the time. Restore your fluid state. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. […]
Smile. Smile at strangers on the street. At store clerks. At other drivers. At your family members. At yourself in the mirror. Notice what happens. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. Play along and share what you discover!