Family · 08/27/2019
Hooray, Joy Rei is one month old! She was born on July 18th, weighing 7 lbs 5 oz (birth story to come!). And she now weighs 12 lbs, 3 oz. It's been amazing watching her cheeks grow over the month!

Family · 07/05/2019
I blogged a lot about my 1st pregnancy (here, here and here) but I haven't had as much time this time around. But I do want to commemorate this special time with some thoughts, so here I am back to writing. And I'll start from the beginning.

Family · 02/02/2019
I've been quiet on my site and email for a few months.  Some of you know me in real life or follow me on other social channels, so may have already heard the news... I'm expecting!

Travel · 10/25/2018
Reflections and scenes from my 35th birthday in Half Moon Bay.

Movement · 10/05/2018
I love using books as inspiration for planning kids yoga classes. One of Harlem's many favorite books is Mighty Mighty Construction Site, the sequel to Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site. In this yoga class we do corresponding yoga poses for each page. I had so much fun making up yoga poses for each of the construction vehicles.

Philosophy · 09/12/2018
Today I wanted to share one of my favorite parenting/mindfulness exercises from a book called Mindful Discipline by Shauna Shapiro and Chris White.

Breath · 09/06/2018
Here's a quick and fun breathing exercise, because who doesn't like blowing out candles?! (Real candles optional, though.)

Travel · 08/28/2018
Over the summer, we went "glamping" among the redwood trees in Sonoma County.

Meditation · 08/22/2018
Here is a mindfulness exercise you can try with your kids, loved ones, or on your own, using the sense of taste. Simply pause and reflect on your food of choice. Notice how it looks, how it feels, how it smells. Then take some time to think about all the things that happened in order for your food to arrive in your possession. Thank the earth and people who helped to create your food. Then take a bite. Observe the taste slowly. This short and easy exercise increases gratitude and mindfulness....

Movement · 08/15/2018
Harlem loves dinosaurs so I made this yoga session into a dinosaur lesson: warrior 1 for T-Rex, warrior 2 for Brachiosaurus, and triangle for triceratops. When I taught this class to older children, I also did a sun salutation flow with the poses, matching breath to movement. This was a little advanced for Harlem, so I filmed it without his participation. Though as you'll see in the video, he stuck by close.

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