Tag: yoga

September 1, 2016 Dawn No comments exist

  I’ve never felt comfortable being indoors on beautiful summer days. So recently, I convinced the girls and our dog, Baci to pack a picnic lunch and go for a long walk around the Brookline reservoir. The sun was shining, the geese were flocking, and we were enjoying the beauty of the water together. All…

May 5, 2016 Dawn No comments exist

  The tiger-striped towel hung sadly in the bathroom towel ring, it’s silver stripes half bleached and side seams bedraggled. I looked at this once cotton masterpiece, this towel I love, and realized — I should get rid of it. When I found this hand towel years ago at TJ Maxx for a “deal”, I…

November 4, 2015 Dawn No comments exist

LESSONS I LEARNED FROM CINDERELLA –LESSON 1: GOT LIZARDS? This is the first of a three-part installation of Lessons I Learned From Cinderella. Here we go: First of all, that Fairy Godmother is the bomb. Who couldn’t use a Fairy Godmother to help put things right every now and again? And what can’t escape notice…

November 4, 2015 Dawn No comments exist

Screw Mary Poppins I recently watched a documentary about Julie Andrews. With a wistful look in his eye, the interviewer asked Ms. Andrews whether she parented her real-life children the way Mary Poppins and Maria Von Trapp did. She graciously shook her head, “Well, those mothers are perfect. They have to be. It’s always perfect…

January 7, 2015 Dawn No comments exist

Funny thing about resolutions. If we’re not careful, they tell us about what we don’t have, what’s missing, what needs fixing, where we’re falling short. Wouldn’t it be a priceless if, this year, the resolution was simply to enjoy all the good that is already here? In other words, take the focus off what is…

December 10, 2013 Dawn No comments exist

Ever have one of those days where you just feel “off”? I mean, everything is technically fine, everyone is where they belong, but something just doesn’t feel right? I struggled with this recently. Couldn’t figure out what triggered it (which is kind of frustrating), so instead I worked on figuring out how to make peace…

October 22, 2013 Dawn No comments exist

It’s official. I’m over it. I’m done with trying to be “perfect”. (Not that I was ever near making it to perfect, anyway). But I am done with apologizing for my imperfections, my humanness. Done with trying to hide the couple pounds I might have gained, done with trying to keep the house as neat…

May 11, 2013 Dawn No comments exist

Suffice to say, it’s been one heck of a challenging week. Typical garden-variety stuff, but stressful nonetheless. Two of my children have had issues related to school. Our puppy is becoming a rebellious adolescent, eating rugs, shoes, and whatever else his canine canines like to feed on.  My computer is as slow as molasses. And,…

April 21, 2013 Dawn No comments exist

If you’re reading this, it is possible that you’ve had quite a difficult week as well. It is possible that you were cheering on the marathon runners with us or in lock down with the community on Friday. It is possible that you know people who were directly in harm’s way at the finish line…

April 21, 2013 Dawn No comments exist

If you’re reading this, it is possible that you’ve had quite a difficult week as well. It is possible that you were cheering on the marathon runners with us or in lock down with the community on Friday. It is possible that you know people who were directly in harm’s way at the finish line…