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. […]
Checking out yoga studio space today! Hope to be teaching classes again this fall.
Taking a yoga class, the teacher is describing the witness within us. Asks us to observe with wonder, like a child observing the night sky for the first time. I had to laugh, recalling M in the back yard, observing the milky way for the first time. “Wow. That’s a really big mess up there.” Laughter […]
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 […]
For a few days in high summer we have access to a pool. Two year old M is drawn to the “deep water” yet refuses to go in. While the grownups swim laps or splash from nearby, he sits on the side. “No go in today.” Our last day, I finally coax him in. He […]
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. […]
M is on the changing table – soon to be a thing of the past knock on wood – and puts his squirmy wormy legs up the wall next to him. “Wawk up dere, peese.” states my oddly polite 2 year old. “Walk up the wall?” I confirm his intent. “Peese. Wawk up dere and […]
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!