There's so much courage unfolding around us with harassment stories coming forward on a daily basis. Which is why with the harassment climate the way it is and the fact that I thought I had somehow "outgrown" harassment, I was shocked to have been recently placed in an uncomfortable situation while having my picture taken.
My daughter accompanied me to the photo shoot that...
I want you to know that you are not alone. The holidays seem to amplify the fact that your family is no longer together, I know. And really, that’s all we want, is for our family to be together. But this lifetime has called in something different, and here we are, divorced and alternating holidays with our exes. No one is to blame. We’ve moved past that.
Disclaimer: This is a different kind of motivation Monday. It's not bright and sparkly, but it's truthful and it's real. And it's where we are. And sometimes being honest is the best place to start. Because from here we can be sure of where we stand and take our first step to a better place, where it is bright and sparkly and all that we want.
“He pushed me down again and I thought my wrist had been broken, but I’m ok...
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” – Mabel Collins
And sometimes those teachers are not who I thought they were going to be.
That’s what I’ve been discovering on Tuesday afternoons. I teach a yoga class to kids with special needs. It’s the simple truths they demonstrate in each class that have me feeling like they are teaching me more than I’m teaching them.
1. No matter how old they get, you will always be their mommy.
2. Mothering is hard.
3. Moms have superpowers that cannot be replicated.
Mothering today has taken on a whole new meaning: all day sporting events, intense school schedules, driving to practices, tutoring, allergies, social media dynamics, friends, wellness... it can be overwhelming.