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
Is it hard for you to relax? I know… for me too… and for millions of people suffering from all manners of stress and tension. It is really difficult, it seems, to walk around with my body in a relaxed state, muscles lean and smooth, stomach not sucked in. Most days, when I take the … More Deep Relaxation: 2 Steps, 5 Body Parts, One Quick Exercise for Stress Relief
Quora.com Question: How should I gain my self esteem back? Last 2 months I got rejection every scholarship and job which I applied and I kinda feel loser and it kinda leads to depression. Before that, I had a wonderful year which I won two scholarships and felt very confident but suddenly things didn’t work … More Quora Question: How should I gain my self esteem back?
A few years ago I was walking downtown Bucharest with a colleague from the private school where we were both teaching English as a Second Language. We were taking in the sites and, because it was a very hot summer afternoon, we chose the terrace of a small bistro to sit and have a cool … More Tender loving self-care – or how to keep your own fur glossy
Amusement is what you feel when something in the world tickles you on the inside. It means that all is well, even if for a very brief moment. So do not discount it. It’s better than an apple a day. Why don’t they say “A chuckle a day keeps the doctor away”? Christine To subscribe … More Amusement is what you feel when…
Some people swear by affirmations. They credit them with their success, with shifting attitudes, moods and lifestyles. They do seem like a good idea: repeating something over and over and over, until SOMETHING inside of you starts to believe what you are saying and then… gets to work on it. The thing is… that never … More Affirmations not working? Try saying them to your inner child!