Once we as parents accept our reality, it gets a lot easier to weather the storms of parenthood. It'll never get easy, but it can get easier.
I said I'd cover my mirrors for seven days, but I chose to extend the experiment. My Oldest pointed out that one week wouldn't be enough time because what if, "You feel like shit already and you're not in a positive mood because of that? Won't that affect the results?" And he was right... sort… Continue reading A Mirror Experiment – The Results
After my previous post last Tuesday all about being thankful, I found it difficult to follow my own advice when I hurt my back worse and found myself in bed for days with no end to the pain in sight. But on the brink of throwing in my yoga towel, this appeared in my Instagram… Continue reading Keep Showing Up
I'm in month eight of a year-long yoga teacher training program and aside from helping me become more Zen, I'm learning loads and discovering much about myself. One discovery: I don't want to teach. I want to share. My goal next year after I'm certified is to share the lessons I've learned through yoga. As… Continue reading Thank You – A Mantra for This Tuesday
If you read my last post, you'll know I was seeing red and smoking like a chimney. My anger was like a time bomb settled deep in my chest. I was aware of the weight, aware of its presence, but it was too big for me to get out myself, it had nothing left to… Continue reading Things to Help Be Zen: Reiki Healing
The place was nondescript and located in the back of a small shopping center. From the street, it looks like a vacant shop. Only people who seek it out find it and then, they park along the side and back, entering through the rear door so privacy can be maintained. In January of 2011, I… Continue reading One Damn Day at a Time
This being the first year I've been systematic in turning lessons learned into mantras, I decided what better way to start of ZenMamaMantras in 2018 than with the ones I've developed based on lessons learned in 2017? Especially since 2017 was one of the most blessed and most difficult years of my adult life.
Children often don’t realize how little is within our control as parents. We learn that ourselves over the years. For many of us, it’s a lesson of acceptance after many failed attempts to control everything. When they’re little, we can choose their food, what’s on TV, what clothes they wear, what time they bathe and lay down to bed. But at no age can we choose the who’s and the what’s outside our home.