The Greatest Disappearing Act

Something happens when you have kids. The world sees you through different eyes. Or maybe we see ourselves with a specific pair of glasses that we willingly place upon our noses. When my kids were little, I felt invisible. All eyes were on them as […]

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Running on Empty

Serenity Stewart sang in her minivan. Occasionally, she’d step in front of a choir and do the same. But for years she hid her secret gift of song, in which she had been classically trained, just to get by. With four children to raise on […]

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On What’s Most Important

Fame. It’s not all it’s cracked up to be. I work with famous people on occasion when I’m on a film or TV set. And what I’ve observed is the pressure they endure on a daily basis, trying to uphold a standard that the public […]

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A Love Letter to Alanis

Every once in a while someone comes along to change your life in surprising ways. You don’t expect it. You don’t anticipate the vastness of their effect on your life. And then there it is ~ a newness you never thought possible. Alanis Morissette is […]

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Embracing the Shadow Side

I have been known to say “I used to be a nice person…until I had children.” Now that I’ve been at this parenting gig for well over a decade, I realize that children bring out everything in us that is unresolved, unattended or carefully hidden […]

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Removing the Taboo of Motherhood

Motherhood is as sacred as Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha and Yahweh combined. People often have specific notions about it so most people don’t address the topic with much neutrality. Motherhood is a state of being. It is a relationship with others. And it signifies the perpetuation […]

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Slow Movement the Feldenkrais Way

Some days it’s all you can do to shuffle across the floor. The art of slow movement takes practice. You need to learn to release the expectation that it’s going to go any faster than this. I don’t know what expresses this sentiment better than […]

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Reaping the Fruits of Slow Family Living

Bear with me. It sounds complicated, but really, it’s not. My e-friend Bernadette Noll, who is friends of friends of my friend living in Munich, is the co-founder of the Slow Family Movement, the idea of investing time in our families instead of the activities […]

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