A Mindful Mother’s Day

In small ways we can make every day a more perfect day just by slowing down and becoming more mindful of the experience we are having in the moment…this is the practice of mindfulness. All too often I find myself caught up in my to-do lists and go through my day forgetting my deep desire to remain mindful.  But sometimes … Read More

Spoiler Alert: You’re Not My Mom

Oh Mother’s Day … I don’t even know what to say about this one.  As a mother of young kids, you kind of feel like you’ve been through battle, and then there is this one day that’s supposed to be yours. I’m a MOM darnit, celebrate me. But the crazy part is that the moms who are in the trenches … Read More

Celebrating New Motherhood

As we have moved from communal living, we have gotten away from our roots. We have lost our rituals and discontinued ceremonies that celebrate our various rites of passage. While ceremonies and rituals sound like ‘extras’, I assure you they are essential. World wide new mothers have long been honored with sacred ceremonies to recognize all they’ve accomplished through pregnancy, … Read More

#FUNNYNOTFUNNY

If my life had a hashtag, FunnyNotFunny is probably a tie for first place with FindTheJoy.   Motherhood is overflowing with moments that would win the grand prize on America’s Funniest Home Videos .. their bread and butter the t-ball to the crotch … Funnynotfunny, moments.  If you can laugh at the moments that may not seem funny at the time, … Read More

As Good As An Orgasm

Hello friends and happy spring! My family and I just got back from a trip to Cannon Beach Oregon (Goonies anyone?) where we celebrated one of best friends 40th birthday, hiked in old growth forests, walked the beach for miles, and ate some amazing food!  It was great to be able to show the kids some of my old stomping … Read More

How Many Yogis Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

How Many Yogis Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb? How many Iyengar yogis does it take to change a lightbulb? – Five, one to put a block under the bulb, one to wrap a strap around it, one to add a bolster, another to support the bulb with a blanket and one more to talk about their personal … Read More

Looking Back & Laughing

Taking care of a newborn and recovering from birth is hard work. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed as a new parent… Is baby getting enough milk? How many dirty diapers have we had today? Did I eat? What day of the week is it again? In the moment, things may seem so hard but looking back on it I … Read More

My Roller Coaster With Nutrition

Okay, I’m sitting here snacking on celery and spicy bitchin sauce debating how much I want to tell you guys about my crazy roller-coaster with nutrition.   Ah, why not; I have no secrets.  I was a chubby kid.  Yeah, I said it.  It’s true.  My mom will tell you that “I was perfect” but I wasn’t like the other kids.  … Read More

Two Foods That Heal

Food remedies have long been around to help us heal our bodies and boost our immune system.  Before there were vitamins, nutritional shakes, food bars and supplements there have always been plants, animals, and foods that were used as medicinals for centuries. Perhaps you can even think of some food based immunity remedy that was passed down to you that … Read More

Ask Yourself…What Am I Feeding My Mind?

Lately I’ve been thinking about how a healthy “diet” means so much more than the food we put in our mouths.  What about the the “food” we feed our minds? We all know that good nutrition means a diet consisting primarily of fresh organic fruits, vegetables and grains but we live in a fast paced culture where “convenience” takes precedence … Read More