Kindergarten is a fun time in the life of a kid. The pressures of school are not there yet. The teachers are nice. They still speak to you on that soft tone of voice – an upgrade from baby-talk. There are lots of toys. The activities are not always mandatory and homework is just a … More Three Things You Learned in Kindergarten that Will Help You Manage Your Moods
When I first started this blog, I posted this picture that resonated with a lot of people. (It lists my old site that became a casualty of the very tumultuous last year. But I’m preparing another one, that inspires me even more.) I shared my belief that the “ordinary” world is not really ordinary at … More The Magic of “Ordinary” Days: Look for Beauty Every Day.
I worked with children for years. Now that I have two of my own, I can say with even more conviction the following thing: we come into the world fully open, ready to expand and grow. I have memories of being that way myself. Sometimes I look at my baby girl and marvel at the … More Contracted or Relaxed? Stifled or Expanding? Stagnant or Growing?
A Story of Motherhood and Gaining Weight. And Pushing 40. I got pregnant with my first child at the ripe age of 37. I had him at 38. Gone was my slim body. But I did not care. I was in denial for a very, very long time, about the fact that I had put … More Easy Weight Loss. As in… Go Easy. On Yourself!
It will soon be a year since I last posted an article on this site. I have kept an eye on it, but finding the time to write (or the mental energy) was an entirely different story. I decided to be good to myself and focus on what was happening in my life, without stretching … More Bubbles in the Back Yard, an Update and Future Projects