Gratitude in Motion

I grew up in a household where we always had a pack of origami paper lying around.  I remember fondly, on Christmas after the presents had been opened and our bellies were full, my family and I would fold origami while we talked and hung out.  I learned to fold paper cranes, balls, flowers, cameras, animals, paper cups, and more. … Read More

Attitude of Gratitude

The other day I was lamenting to an accupuncturist friend about a pinch in my right groin and an ache in my left hamstring.  She listened politely then stopped me in my tracks when she asked “How much time do you spend in gratitude for the parts of your body that are actually feeling great right now?  Do you ever … Read More

Becoming Grateful For My Mom-Bod

Some women give birth and look exactly like they did pre-baby in no time. I was not so lucky. Pregnancy left me covered in stretch marks and feeling like a stranger in my mom body. I was ashamed of my scars and felt like my body had betrayed me and let me down. I spent years hating what I saw … Read More

We Are Here For You

I feel like I am not the one to write this.  Tragic loss is not something I’ve experienced in my life.  I still have both my parents, I’ve never lost a sibling, and I’ve never lost a baby.  Yes, I have known and lost all four of my grandparents, but either when I was too young to truly comprehend it, … Read More

Feeling The Loss of “What Might Have Been”

This is an old blog post about me as a parent trying to make sense of the newness of my son’s Autism diagnosis and the resulting grief and loss over “what might have been”.  This picture is from 3 years ago. _____________________________________________________________________________________ An old friend of mine, who is an exercise enthusiast, came to visit me and I brought him … Read More