Today is about changing perspective.


Sure, if you reside in the USA it’s also Memorial Day, but I’m seizing today to shift some thoughts which no longer serve me. I’m taking today (to pause and remember those who have died in service of our country and) to make time for something I’d professed to be too busy for and which […]



When we chatted about connection, and I shared how one motion helped me reframe my days, I was surprised many people both “got it” and needed it. It’s not I surmise I’m a special snowflake (as our little friend used to call me) it’s as we bumble through life & see what others choose to […]

Blogging is dead. Long live the blog!


Last week I had a secret meeting jetted off for a short trip. The plan was to: go, meetmeetmeet, sleep, return. What’s not included above? Hint: it rhymes with SLOGGING. A touch of social media exhaustion coupled with choosing to live & not blog about life resulted in my decision to leave the laptop home. […]

Tomorrow is the official day.


Once upon a time the fabtastic Julie surprised Roni & me with a picture. We were about to record a podcast and giving the hashtag a final skim on social media when we discovered the image. Neither of us could believe it. Julie captured us so perfectly and it was such a lovely surprise it […]

Happiness bullying.

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We’ve previously established I love me some trashtastic television. Gilmore Girls, Friday Night Lights, all things BRAVO. Quite frankly I don’t know if it’s better or if it makes me profoundly more annoying (I think the latter) I actually pay attention to the trashy shows as I watch. I can’t just let go and bask […]

Ive found connection.


A few months ago this image made the rounds on social media: Image created by Sweatpants & Coffee. I want the sweatshirt. The picture & its text brought to mind when I taught playground yoga in Oakland to wiggly second graders. It reminded me how the kids struggled to be still (they were monkey mind […]

An introvert outside her comfort zone.


This post has rattled around in my head for a while.  It crystallized recently as we edge toward book release and I’m repeatedly shoved from my zone of comfy. And finding it exhausting. Once upon a time, I was chatting with the Foodie McBody pictured below, when she remarked: You know, people say you’re like […]

Strong just is.


There’s been discussion recently about a photographer who, according to the articles, is teaching her daughters Strong is The New Pretty. As the story goes, Kate Parker was prepping for a gallery show when she realized all her strongest images were of her daughters. Her daughters simply being themselves. Brave, dirty, confident, messy, strong. Thanks […]

I owe nothing to other mothers.


For me it was shaving my legs. I can’t remember how old I was, but I do remember pulling on my overall shorts (hello ’70s), looking down and thinking. It’s time. Ever impatient, I decided it was quite literally “time,” grabbed scissors (?) and attempted to trim off my leg hair. When this didn’t provide […]

Are we as sick as our secrets?


Out & proud with the SecretStroller. Secrets are complicated. As with much of life they never felt complicated until I went from single, to married, to mamahood. Some were fun (don’t tell Mom but for her birthday I got her…). Some were not so (don’t tell Mom and Dad, but I didn’t get that job….). […]