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Two Weeks, One Room ~ The Bliss of Postpartum Solitude

Two Weeks, One Room ~ The Bliss of Postpartum Solitude

This month’s Mama Story is from Kaya Mindlin, a California Bay Area-based Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Practitioner. I’m so excited to have her share her 14 years of specialized training and study with some of the yogic world’s great teachers on pregnancy and postpartum care. I’ve had the chance to work with Kaya myself, and… Read More

The simplest ayurvedic technique that could change your postpartum experience

The simplest ayurvedic technique that could change your postpartum experience

  Each day, at the end of my shower, I indulge in a 2-minute long “spa treatment.” It’s the highlight of every morning. And incredibly simple! Here’s my “top secret” recipe : ) I keep a small bottle of sesame oil in the shower It stays pretty warm thanks to the Caribbean temperatures around here. At… Read More

Learn what’s causing your discomfort and how to deal with it

Learn what’s causing your discomfort and how to deal with it

I liken a new mama to a court reporter in terms of being at risk for extreme, carpal tunnel-esque wrist pain. Seriously, I don’t know which person has it harder!   That tingling down the arms? Recurring numbness? Feeling like your wrist could give out at any second? And the pain. The kind that doesn’t… Read More

Behind the Scenes: Svadhyaya or Self Study

Behind the Scenes: Svadhyaya or Self Study

If you have followed my work for a few years, you have probably heard me describe myself a few different ways.   Social Worker. Maternal Health Researcher. Yoga Therapist.   There were times when I doubted that these passions, each with a unique skillset and scope of practice, could ever be woven together. In the back… Read More

Three mind-body strategies for managing frustration

Three mind-body strategies for managing frustration

Picture this You finally managed to find the time to scrub a reddish brownish stain out of your couch. It could have been ketchup. Might have been fruit juice. May be something else from a really long time ago that has since turned that reddish brownish color. Nevertheless, you got it out and are taking… Read More

From Independent Woman to Motherhood: 33 years of “Me Time” turned upside down

From Independent Woman to Motherhood: 33 years of “Me Time” turned upside down

Ana Acosta is sharing her Mama Story with us today. Ana is the Jill-of-all-trades in my life. If I have a question (about anything) I can usually get a good answer from her or find out who has the best answer. But what I love about her post is that, despite being an expert in… Read More

Postpartum Depression and Lots of Self-compassion

Postpartum Depression and Lots of Self-compassion

I have the honor of sharing Cindy Patterson’s Mama Story with you today, and we are getting into a topic that is under-shared far too often: postpartum depression. The World Health Organization estimates that 10-15% of all mothers experience postpartum depression, yet it is under-diagnosed and under-treated. Cindy shares the intimate details of what it… Read More

From the Boston Marathon to Breastfeeding And Back Again

From the Boston Marathon to Breastfeeding And Back Again

I am thrilled to share a Mama Story from Stephanie Morton with you today. If you have ever seen a fellow mother that looked like they were in fantastic shape and wondered “How in the world is that even possible?” then you definitely enjoy Stephanie’s story. Stephanie gives a behind the scenes peek of pre-pregnancy marathon run, to… Read More