10 March

Hovering Above Life

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I have practiced yoga for over 12 years now.  I love it for many reasons, not the least of which is that it often teaches valuable lessons for life “off the mat.”  In yoga, you practice the same postures over and over again.  If you are not focused on the present, the NOW, you run […]

2 February

Emerge and See

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In a recent New York Times Magazine article, will.i.am described how he plays with words.  For example, “emerge and see.”   He stated, “To emerge and see what is happening is truly an emergency.” While I like what he is trying to say, I think he has it backward. A mentor once told me that the […]

1 January

The Melancholy Mommy Quiz

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  Below is a series of questions to help determine if you are a Melancholy Mommy.  If you answer “true” to many of these questions, you might want to consider getting help from a licensed professional.  At the very least, discuss how you are feeling with loved ones and friends to get extra support.   […]

1 January

Motherhood: The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love?

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I have often thought that the motto for the Peace Corps, “The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love,” might better apply to motherhood.  After all, parenting is truly a labor of love.  It is our responsibility to teach our children to navigate the outside world, both physically and emotionally, from the moment they are born.  From […]

1 January

When Mommy Has The Blues

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I just finished speaking with a friend who doesn’t seem to be herself lately. A dedicated parent of two, my friend is tired all the time but has trouble sleeping.  She either has no appetite or binges on junkfood.  She no longer finds joy in the simple pleasures of life. She feels overwhelmed by her […]