As I walk in the woods I’m sometimes torn between wanting to be more productive and being in the moment.
I often think about who I am and all the things that led up to the me of today. As I meander down the wooded trail of long ago, my mind often wanders in the forest of my past. What I saw. What I was told. How I felt. As I think about the beliefs …
It never fails. Either I’ve started a new client engagement, taken on a project or planned a dinner party. No matter what it is, somehow, just as I’m getting started, Expectation finds its way in, insisting, “you should do this… it should look like that… you should be this way…because if you don’t…well…it just won’t …
I was actually able to get my 13 year old to come out on a walk with my husband and our dog Snow. I’m celebrating these moments at this time and appreciating them and being present.
Walking in the woods, I saw a different perspective when I simply changed my direction.
During this time of social distancing, I look for tools to help me control what I can.
Having a breath practice has really made a huge difference for me during this crisis.
Sheltering in place is really sending home the message for me that I must pay attention to the things that support me and I hope others are able to find that support as well.
What brings forward the Mama Bear in me and other mothers or the Papa Bear in fathers?
I couldn’t tell you exactly how I got here, to this moment, when my little bundle of a son went from being my Cookie to the growing gentle giant he is at 6’3”, a junior in high school, looking at colleges. It’s all a bit of a blur actually. I have memories of almost having …