Just had another fulfilling nutrition session. As I was counseling the client, a prayer popped into my head: that my own daughter find a career as fulfilling as I find mine. I am ever so grateful for my journey of following in my father’s footsteps and becoming a health and wellness professional. I am doing … Continue reading Like Father, Like Daughter, Like Grandaughter
This past Sunday morning I stopped mid-sentence, telling my daughter, "We're going to..." I was multi-tasking so I paused to regroup my thoughts. (It was mother's day yesterday—after all that's what mamas do!). My 3-year-old daughter replied, "Where are we going?": And I explained the idiom to her. We weren't actually going anywhere. But then … Continue reading Mindful Nugget: Immersing in Your Present Activity
As humans we are constantly evolving. Often change is so minuscule, so incremental, that we do not notice it. When I was pregnant with my daughter 4 years ago, I kept bracing myself for the evolution that would come when I became a mother. As if my self-expression would go away. I would no longer … Continue reading Mother’s Day 2021
My 3-year-old daughter woke me up at 2 am tonight. Then again at 4 am. Then again at 5 am. She did this last Friday night too. Even more times. But last week she had a stomach virus and was vomiting. This week?...?This time is seemed she was just being spoiled. Your regular 3-year-old antics.But … Continue reading Toddler Antics, Mommy Needs a Nap!
Early voting Covid tests Working mama With no rest Closer to the edge But not of glory Stress, pressure, fear Tells a different story Hasn't my week been hard enough On call Sunday evening was so tough Indulged my kid when I got home Slept crappily that night again, like a drone— Got up the next … Continue reading Early Voting, Covid Tests
A Psalm to the L-rd Weary are my eyes and downtrodden is my soul Day after day I toil to bring home daily bread Sit in gnarled posture, slaving away on me computer A thirst for money, for financial security. For affording a comfortable life. Nevertheless my heart aches For the time when I can … Continue reading Working Mama’s Prayer
Am I raising a humanoid? Or am I just being paranoid? My kid is stuck on TV— Is that supposed to bring me glee?
As I stretched my back in child's pose this morning, I felt a yearning to stay in the safety of this shell for the whole day, even the whole week. This wasn't the first time I've felt that during child's pose: feeling closed off and protected from the world. Could I just stay here? Could … Continue reading Mother’s Prose, Child’s Pose
If I could paint, I would paint an abstract red and black painting right now. It would hold (some of) my pain, my fears. There are times when I feel like painting or drawing to express my emotions. Not that I actually want to go out, buy the paint, and watch a video on how … Continue reading Behind the Brushstrokes
Recently a younger friend of mine said she wants to figure her career out before she has kids. I was the same way. But something happened when I became a mom—a part of me that was always there blossomed. My creative side, my playful side. They made me better at being a mom, so instead … Continue reading When Career Meets Mommyhood