Many, many years ago I dated this guy who told me after only a few lovely dates that he was really close to him mom. Nice! Right? He’s close to his mama.
Then he elaborated.
He was really, really close. Unusually close. Like sometimes-people-think-it’s-weird kind of close.
I took this piece of information to my wise friend, Rebecca. She told me, (more…)
Break-ups in your 30s are hard. Really hard.
Don’t get me wrong, they can be just as painful as break-ups in your 20s (or teen years, for that matter). But they are challenging in a different way. Growing up, I think many people of my generation had preconceived notions about what our 30s would be like. And whether those notions came from our families, communities, or from ourselves, chances are, for better or worse, the life we are living now is very different from that which we imagined. (more…)
A few nights ago, around 7pm I parked my car at a meter, put money in the meter, looked right at a TOW AWAY sign that read, No Parking 2pm-4am, and walked right on to my destination. In my mind the sign read, No Parking 2am-4pm. I was wrong.
In her TED Talk, Kathryn Schulz speaks about the nature of making mistakes. She has made a career of studying mistakes and why, when given clues and facts, we still end up on the wrong side of right. In fact, she calls herself a “wrongologist.” With such an official title, it’s no surprise that she hits on a few big truths in her talk. (Would you expect any less from TED?) (more…)
I have a confession to make – I’m om shy. Oh, I can om with the best of them in a classroom setting but when it comes to leading others in the chant or vocalizing a mantra in my own meditation practice, well, I’d prefer not to.
My husband loves the om and used to pester me about adding it to my classes when I was teaching yoga regularly. Ok, I’d say, then conveniently run out of time at the end of class.
I actually quite like the om. There is something really great about feeling it surround you from all sides, ripple up your spine, and fill your chest. The collective om is an energy I feel comfortable tapping into. There’s strength in numbers. But the solo om has never been my thing. (more…)
Some may look at you like you’re crazy pants when you say you plan to travel while pregnant. You need to rest, they say. But I say go! Go and see something new. Go and hold hands with your partner under the moon of different sky. Go and see some of the magical world you plan to bring a child into. Go, woman! Go!* But before you do, read this: (more…)
When I was a kid, every time our family adopted a puppy my mother would create the same set up: a small bed and blanket with a heating pad and ticking clock tucked underneath. She said the clock would remind the puppy of his mother’s heartbeat and sooth him. I’d think of him searching for his mama during the night only to find a clock as a substitute for her heartbeat and wonder if that would suffice. I’d wonder when he would stop searching for the comfort of her beating heart, if ever.