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Happy Thanksgiving!

Usually, this time of year, my squirrel instinct hits hard. I want to gather supplies, stash away stuff for the future, add something new to our home or gear. Black Friday madness has never appealed, but since the internet blew up, I do watch for sales on the things I’ve had my eye on. Typically, …

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Newborn Yoga

Did you click into this post hoping to find tiny babies bent into paschimottanasana (seated forward fold)? Alas, no pretzel babies here. Maybe a future project. I’ll think on it. I can offer you a snap of a two year old’s spontaneous down dog at the playground – complete with romper and chunky legs. You’re welcome. …

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Oh, Fred.

I saw a Mr. Rogers quote recently that stopped me in my tracks. As many do. The purpose of life is to listen – to yourself, to your neighbor, to your world, and to God and, when the time comes, to respond in as helpful a way as you can find…from with and without.  I …

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Fully In Between

I’ve fallen into some lovely and restorative conversations with family and friends over the past weeks of holiday gatherings. Short moments of connection, emerging here and there in the corner of a living room or while putting dishes into the dishwasher; usually, these conversational gems squeak into the space just after one person involved checks …

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Team Snail

Hello, friends! Thanks for your patience with my summer absence. I’ve been regrouping, in all ways and places. So good, and so very necessary. Since my girl was born last summer, I’ve been wading around in what feels like murky waters. What was a reasonably well balanced life suddenly felt like (not unexpected) chaos. Mostly …

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All things together

Do you ever have times – maybe a moment, or a day, or even a stretch of days – where you feel absolutely raw? An open, throbbing, vulnerable heart thrust into the world? I do. Sometimes it’s just a glimmer that takes my breath away. Sometimes it lasts longer. I feel so deeply connected with …

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Hats off?

The other day, I was perusing an online pediatric OT board where folks come to share stories and request help with client care situations. It’s the place to go if you’ve tried everything you know to help your little charge, but nothing’s working. Or to ask for course recommendations, or billing questions — you get the idea. …

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Choosing lanes

Many of you have heard the “spoon theory” of chronic illness management and energy conservation. It goes something like this: Every morning, your average healthy and well-rested person wakes up with an enormous pile of spoons. There are so many spoons, there’s no need to count or monitor their use. Someone living with any kind of compromised …

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Joy in all the things

It’s been a busy and bleary winter at our home. You already know the story – sleep craziness, never-ending viruses of all varieties, working on a new family balance. No need to revisit (just check my last several posts – ha!). I know we aren’t alone in a lot of this. It’s been an endurance-testing …

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Stillness in the midst

The word “yoga” means to yoke or unite; to pull seemingly unrelated, chaotic elements together and watch as they become a beautiful whole. One of the eight limbs of yoga is meditation, or dhyana. In yogic terms, meditation is the point at which we are fully immersed in the moment – when you’re “in the …

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