motherhood

Revel

When I wrote this poem, I thought it would be one of those pieces that never gets published. Much too quirky, I thought. So I was amazed when The East Bay Review accepted it for its summer issue. Thanks, guys!   Revel   For Dr. S. Rueda   On the night Chavez died I needed […]

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An Idle Parent Is

An alert friend and reader recently sent me this terrific excerpt from British author Tom Hodgkinson’s book “The Idle Parent: Why Laid-Back Parents Raise Happier and Healthier Kids.” It summarizes the author’s life-approach, which applies the “less is more” philosophy to parenting and everything else. It also proposes a very practical rule to determine whether or not […]

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Un-adult-ered

    I recently began reading my first parenting book and it’s blowing my mind. Granted this one is more of a spiritual guide, and what sold me is that its introduction is by the Dalai Lama.  The book is called “The Conscious Parent,” written by Dr. Shefali Tsabary. Its basic philosophy is summarized above and […]

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Mantra for the Divine Momma

   In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share a mantra that invokes all the abundance of the Divine Mother, the female energy of joy, spontaneity and creativity.  This is a mantra whose practice dissolves fear and negative thought patterns.  Lather, rinse and repeat. For at least forty days and forty nights for best […]

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