This past week I spoke with a friend of mine, Benjamin Kagedan, PsyD, CHT. Along with completing his PsyD program, he chose to take an additional training in the Hakomi Method: a mindfulness and body-based psychotherapy approach. I was interested to find out why... As Benjamin explains it, Hakomi is a therapy method that brings … Continue reading The Hakomi Method
This morning my baby daughter got a shot. It's always hard holding her and watching as she experiences this pain. What I noticed though was that, unlike me, she didn't anticipate the shot and therefore didn't tense up prior to receiving the shot—she only cried during and after the shot. I continue to work on … Continue reading Shot Resistance
"An artist also may be defined unofficially as 'a person who expresses him—or herself—through a medium." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist This resonates with me so much! My medium is WRITING. Also DANCE/MOVEMENT. What's yours? I believe we all have a form of self-expression. We are alive. We have a soul. And our soul has a voice. And that voice … Continue reading What Is Art?
I believe there is no such thing as a coincidence. I also believe in metaphors and multiple meanings of experiences. Well, today I got a crown...in my mouth. But in a lot of ways, I received one on my head as well. Recently I solved challenges I had been having and experienced an inner shift. … Continue reading The Day I Got My Crown
This morning I saw two gardeners with leaf blowers wearing the same colored clothing: a peach-colored shirt and dark green khaki pants. It gave me a sense of PEACE and EQUANIMITY to see them matching like this. Whether they did it on purpose or not, I realized that school uniforms or work uniforms are not … Continue reading Wearing a Uniform, Having a Unified Purpose
When you become a mom, me-time becomes even more important, but in certain situations it simply isn't doable. Sometimes you have to figure out a new way to deal with stress when you can't just shut out everyone and everything on a whim and have a dance party in your bedroom (my personal example). This … Continue reading Mommyhood—When Alone Time Isn’t Possible: EVERYBODY Dance NOW!
Breastfeeding my baby creates an opportunity for me to check in with her. Now that my baby is older, she eats around every 3 hours, mimicking meal times more closely. Breastfeeding is a time for me to bond with my baby. So too, meal times are an opportunity to bond with our children. Even when … Continue reading Meal Times: An Opportunity for Connection
Long before the Roadmap Ends Here: Entering Adulthood and First Comes Self-Love, Then Comes Marriage, my first idea of a name for a book that I would one day write was: Putting the Nurture Back into Nutrition. I just didn't feel I had enough material. Well, that has changed in the past several months (if … Continue reading Putting the Nurture Back into Nutrition
Much like the labor and delivery process, but to a lesser extent, the topic of the physical exhaustion of breastfeeding seems to be underdiscussed (Is that a word? If not, I making it up right now since much of my blog is dedicated to topics which I feel are underdiscussed ;)). I know women who … Continue reading Breastfeeding is a Sport
"No woman has ever had to do as much on her own as the modern mother. We don't have the same family structure or the same neighborhood structure anymore. It's really hard and every woman needs to cut herself a break." - Sarah Ockwell-Smith I liked this quote on Instagram yesterday, along with more than … Continue reading Modern Mommyhood