Basic Trust: Not just for Baby

Do you focus most of your attention on your baby? Do you notice when her diaper is wet without criticizing her for peeing? I think the answer is a resounding “YES”.  We do this naturally so our babies will develop trust that the world as a safe, loving, and caring place.

However, at the same time […]

By |August 21st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Mothers Day: How To Find More Peace Within

Julia Ward Howe wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation” in 1870.  She asked for women to come together in counsel in “the great and general interest of Peace.”
This great and general interest of Peace includes feeling at peace with ourselves, and many of us are still working on that.
We may struggle with a deep sense of longing for the childhood we never had or we may feel that we aren’t the mother we want to be.  We find ourselves exhausted and drained at the end of the day, not only because we are taking care of  a 2 year old having a meltdown at the grocery store, or multiple nighttime feedings, but because we are also fighting an internal battle between the mother we are and mother we imagine we should be.

On this Mother’s Day, may we all find a little more peace within. […]

By |April 30th, 2014|Blog, parenthood, Yoga|0 Comments

How Do You Renew You?

It is the season of renewal. Spring is unabashedly about tender and new. The  underside of a newly unfurled leaf is as soft and delicate as our newborn’s skin.  Sometimes we are so busy parenting, that we may feel, “who has time for unfurling leaves?”  Fortunately, we don’t have to DO anything about the unfurling leaf, […]

By |April 21st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

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

“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. […]

By |September 25th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments