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Donation based Yoga of Parenting Workshop Feb.8, 2014

By |January 5th, 2014|Blog, parenthood, Yoga|

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What To Do When You Can’t Prevent the Emotional Floodwaters

By |September 25th, 2013|Blog|

“Are you upset little friend? Have you been lying awake worrying? Well, don’t worry…I’m here. The flood waters will recede, the famine will end, the sun will shine tomorrow, and I will always be here to take care of you.” ―Charles M Schulz  I have learned a lot about flooding and recovery from my neighbors as they cope with the effects of creeks turned into raging rivers. No matter how hard we try, we can’t always prevent a flood. The same is true with our children’s emotional flooding and tantrums. […]

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3 Ways Yoga Made Me A Better Mom

By |August 30th, 2013|Yoga|

I was asked recently to write a guest post for What To Expect When You're Expecting. I haven't been posting in a long time. Instead I have been  sorting out my priorities like a closet that is overflowing with junk. Instead of bringing stuff to goodwill,  I asked myself,  "Where do I want to place [...]

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Pausing; How To Practice When You Don’t Have Time

By |November 15th, 2012|Blog|

courtesy www.mariashriver.com Imagine this. Your toddler is having a meltdown in the grocery store.  Your own heartbeat speeds up and your breathing becomes shallow in a nanosecond. You feel your child’s distress and your own. This is where we hit the “pause” button and imagine something different (and you can try it right now). You take several slow deep breaths, notice your sensations including your feet solidly on the ground, and send  kindness to yourself and your child for being in this predicament.  Rather than feeling a creeping sense of panic and seeking the closest escape route, you look at your options more calmly. You may still leave the store, but your heart is no longer beating as if you are being chased by a lion. You are simply a mom with a overwhelmed toddler finding a solution to the problem.  How did you do it? […]