Monday, December 18, 2017

A Parting (sort of) Gift - Meditation and More from Karma Kids Yoga!

Happy December!  We are officially more than halfway through the craziest and most joy-filled month of the year, and I am officially two days away from reuniting with my sister and her crazy and joy-filled family.

To share in the spirit of giving this holiday season, my last post of 2017 is a gift to you!  Karma Kids Yoga's YouTube channel is packed with such a wide variety of yoga goodness - it really has something for everyone.  Yoga love for shoulders & upper back, which every grown-up can use, a great arm workout, family yoga, a surprise visit from Frozen's own Anna and Elsa, and tons more!

Specifically, I want to share with you a meditation I contributed to KKY's page.  It's directed toward mama's to be, so please share with any you may know, but the basic principles of it can be relaxing, grounding, and useful for anyone who needs to just sit and get quiet during this busy time of year.

Subscribe to our channel, check out all the fun, and enjoy this meditation!  May 2018 be less crazy and more joyful than 2017.  See you then.

Monday, December 11, 2017

33

Wednesday I turn 33, and I started out the week with the most wonderful celebration with wonderful people, and 33 candles on a huge chocolate cake.

There's a lot wrong in the world, but that is not one of them.


Monday, December 4, 2017

December Mantra

Happy December, the month where New Yorkers attempt to fit 50 pounds of fun and parties into a 10 pound bag!  There are certainly far worse things in life, but I come out of every December usually feeling absolutely wrecked - partied out, overstuffed, drained, and exhausted.  My birthday is the 13th, Marc's is the 15th (our sweet nephew Kai turned 2 on the 2nd!), and Christmas parties and plays abound.

To get through the year with a modicum of peace and energy, I'm making it my goal to infuse the mantra slow down into this month as much as I can.  Especially, for my hardcore hippies out there, with Mercury being in retrograde starting yesterday and up until December 22nd, "slow down" is exceptionally good advice.

So at work, at home, making plans, or even at that party where you're reflexively and thoughtlessly reaching for the chips for the 500th time (or is that just me?), try to remind yourself to slow down.  Enjoy what you're doing.  Pause and breathe in what you're doing.  There's lots of joy and celebrations and madness, but there should also be peace this season.  Find it and infuse it wherever you can - even if only in your own mind.

Book Report: The Confidence Code for Girls

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