Dear friends, Thank you so much for supporting this blog. I have taken a leave of absence of sorts, to have a baby girl. As you may know, raising children is more than a full-time job. In the beginning of October my baby will turn one. My oldest is in school all day. Things are … More Please help me choose
As a self-published author, I keep an eye on several newsletters from fellow self-published authors or various people in the industry. Alinka Rutkowska is one of those people. I’ve known her for a few years now, ever since she was proudly writing about her success in the kids books business. Since then, she has expanded … More Good Feelings in Action. Or how to Go from Frightened to Delighted in Two Evenings and One Night.
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