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Make people your priority

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At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is people & our relationships with them. I hold fast to that truth. I have to hold fast to it, because very often my first or natural impulse is to prioritize other things. While… Read More »Make people your priority

Use the right tools

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I returned last night from a week-long trip to visit my family. Hollis met her great-grandmother, great-aunt, great-uncle, aunt, a second cousin, and two first cousins. She went to a luncheon, her grandfather’s workplace, the zoo, the pool, and the pickle ball courts. And she… Read More »Use the right tools

Torrance Meditation

Why and How Yoga Works

This week at Mommy & Me support group, our therapist shared the single-most important factor in raising successful children. Can you guess? It’s not enrichment education, healthy diet, effective discipline, attachment practices, or any of the usual suspects. The single most important factor is self-reflective parenting.… Read More »Why and How Yoga Works

Welcome Back

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From a Buddhist point of view, losing our minds and building up our Selves is just another opportunity to come back to this present moment and rededicate ourselves to others, and our planet. – Waylon Lewis I’ve been out on maternity leave for nearly three… Read More »Welcome Back

What is the secret to life?

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When I went to my first wedding, I kept noticing the table centerpieces, creatively named after places where the bride and groom had special memories. I thought, “When I get married, I already know the perfect theme!” I wanted my wedding to be based on… Read More »What is the secret to life?

Hollis’s Birth Story

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It’s a big practice in the yoga world to share birth stories; many “celebrity” yogis get press highlights to share theirs. Throughout our pregnancy, and now with Holly at home, my primary feeling is one of protection. We’ve waited a long time to have this… Read More »Hollis’s Birth Story