It’s Okay to Feel.

{Originally published on Elephant Journal.} There is a common myth about meditation that it means always being calm and collected, never being upset, sad or freaked out. It’s simply not true. While meditation and mindfulness practices can help us become more tranquil, centered and patient, they do not eliminate difficult emotions. On the contrary, it … Continue reading It’s Okay to Feel.


Yoga, Movement & Literacy

Yoga helps students of all ages increase strength, flexibility, coordination, posture and endurance. It also improves concentration and can have a calming effect.

How to Practice Poetry Writing with Children

Writing poetry with children is delightful for all involved in the process. Step one: read poetry to children. Lots. Step two: give them the guidelines. Poetry does not have to rhyme. Poetry may rhyme. Sometimes. A few of my favorite types of poems to teach to children and teens include: haiku, limrick, cinquain, color poems, … Continue reading How to Practice Poetry Writing with Children

8 Invaluable Life Lessons, Thanks to Motherhood

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. ~ Jessica Lange There seem to be two kinds of women in the world: the baby fanatics and the not-so-maternal. I fall into the latter category. … Continue reading 8 Invaluable Life Lessons, Thanks to Motherhood