March 23, 2017

big and round

Rounding into the final weeks of pregnancy is certainly bittersweet. Only a little longer as a family of three, final times with just my 4-year old sidekick and I, and perhaps the last days as a glorious pregnant woman? Perhaps! 

My thoughts on pregnancy are simple :
1. Be present.
2. What a privilege!

March 20, 2017

a house becomes a home

As we round into our fourth season in our fresh abode it gradually begins to feel like a home, yet it certainly isn't anywhere near ready for it's interior photo shoot - but, is a home ever finished? Of course not! Here's to evolving and making progress.

November 28, 2016

20-weeks, halfway, pregnancy #2

Favorite tips for all trimesters:

FAT is your pregnancy friend. 
(Whipped) cream and butter, avocados, olives and their oil, coconut everything, egg yolk...

You are a client not a patient. Pregnancy is not a medical condition; find HIGH-QUALITY care and support that treats you right.
Midwife - she is your everything.
Acupuncturist - keep the energy channels flowing, receive overall wellness assessment (you may even find one to function as you primary care provider, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, in the future.)
Chiropractor - get your endocrine system on point and your mama-body perfectly aligned for delivery. Will also ensure baby is in position.
Masseuse - a great massage is always a good idea.

Natural body care only, please.
Honey for skin and hair.
Coconut milk and castille soap shampoo.
Apple cider vinegar hair rinse.
Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide for teeth.
Coconut oil and Shea butter all over.
SpaRitual nail polish.

Other than that - enjoy!!
And take lots of cute pictures to lift your spirits and to see how you look - probably way better than you feel.

Bonus points for waiting until birth to find out the sex of the baby. This allows for months of bonding with bébé in utero without any preconceived notions, attachments, or projections. It also makes pregnancy more spiritual and less about shopping. This simple decision will align your principals and priorities, keep you present, and allow you to experience life's greatest miracle and mystery. Which brings me to one last point, do you really need that Ultrasound? ...

June 25, 2016

calm mama happy baby

Children are pretty well programmed by age five; the rest of their life experienced is determined largely by what happens in these early years... 

Stress lies in the discrepancy between what you believe you should feel and what you actually feel... The reflection of your thoughts, mood, and behavior will show up with laser like precision in the mirror image of your child... When you live in your own center, you teach your child to live in her center, too... 
- calm mama happy baby

June 14, 2016

How you do one thing is how you do every thing.

And thinking of doing something and actually doing it are not the same thing.

June 10, 2016

June 8, 2016

there are no problems, only solutions

"I do not see problems, I only see solutions."
My mother's secret to success when asked how she remains so positive all the time. (Which she certainly does!)

June 6, 2016

has worrying ever helped?

We may try to convince ourselves otherwise, but fear and worry are useless.
Useless, undesirable and misplaced. 

No, worrying has never helped.

June 3, 2016

sorry, Joneses

I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.

June 2, 2016

t r a n s p a r e n c y

Secrets make us sick.
Sharing our stories will set us free.

June 1, 2016

there are no mistakes

The Universe makes no mistakes !!! :)

May 30, 2016

Your Yoga will be tested.

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Just breathe. And when in doubt, do nothing.