Over the past decade I have read books and attended seminars about healing one's inner child. One time in the preschool classroom where I work, I was reminded of this concept. A child was crying and we were all getting frustrated about how to calm him down. And I realized that if this child were … Continue reading Inner Child Work: It’s Not You, It Was the Group Setting
When I was home all day with my daughter when she was a baby, I would at times feel burnt out. Now, when I spend time with her intermittently throughout the day— early morning, lunch break, and in the later afternoon and evening—I feel more energized when I am with her. We spend cherished time … Continue reading Finding Work-Life Balance as a Mom
I made a website when I started my part-time nutrition private practice a few years ago. I had also made one years before that to be a platform for my yoga and Pilates teaching. I saw a website as validating who I was as a professional. And I didn't mind that it didn't get much … Continue reading Where Did My Nutrition Website Go?
I trained to become a yoga instructor in 2009 and 2010. I was practicing yoga, breathing exercises, and mindfulness meditation on an almost daily basis. Then I got injured at the end of 2011, and all that basically went out the window. Who wants to slow down and be in their body just so they … Continue reading Relearning Meditation at Life’s Transitions
Recently I started having some pain in the ball of my foot. This was a few weeks after I had restarted teaching Pilates and yoga. This followed my previous trajectory of starting to teach exercise and then psyching myself out to the point where I feel a bit overzealous in my own exercising and get … Continue reading Injury Makes Me Be with My Thoughts
In a previous post I discussed how I refrained from using my smartphone in the morning to stay focused. Well, since then, I have gone back to checking it sometimes in the morning. That, and, I often go on my laptop to send an email or write a blog post. Yesterday I edited a work … Continue reading Keeping Technology Out of My Morning Part 2
This afternoon I spent my lunch break taking my daughter to the doctor for a sick visit. I was grateful that the doctor could fit her in at the time I requested. When I returned, my co-teacher asked me how she was doing. I was grateful that she cared about my daughter—her former "student"—but I … Continue reading Seeking Self-Care: Balancing Our Children’s Needs with Our Needs