Category Archives: Just Mommy

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Five Women. One Book. Namaste.

Five Women. One Book. Namaste.

In So Many Words arrives November 4, 2016 on Amazon and Shanti Mom For One.

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A little bit of stress has tainted this process, but when I get beyond the stomach aches and the insomnia, I realize how cool this is really going to be. It will be so fun to call myself an author.

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And when I take the time to watch these videos again and again, my soul rests. With MaryAnne especially. Sit in a room with her for five minutes and your troubles melt away.

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What an honor to be trusted with Donna’s most intimate thoughts. I admire this woman immensely.

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There is no one else like Kate. No one. Fire and rain all in one beautiful package.

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Too bad you didn’t get to see Mary on video. You could learn a thing or two from her.

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Poignant Moment Defines My Kula

The following is a poignant excerpt from my book, In So Many Words, being released next Friday November 4th on Amazon and Shanti Mom for One.

One day I arrived at yoga in tears. I hated doing that and almost turned around to go home, but I knew better. No matter what, being in yoga, even if I didn’t move a muscle could only make me feel better. I came straight into the office where Kate was greeting her students and of course, she immediately embraced me and asked what was wrong. Well, there was nothing wrong. Nothing is really wrong when you are depressed, anxious, being pumped with hormones, and trying to get through it all. It just is what it is and you can’t explain it to anyone else. My body was in shock, I’m sure. Kate, who had recently studied Reiki, said, “I’ll do some Reiki on you,” and laid her hands on my shoulders and back. Then Mary arrived, saw me hunched over the office counter, and without a word, laid her hands on me as well. While the tears still flowed and the angst remained, my hopes of victory took over. I got through class with little movement and more tears, but I did get through it. The sacred space and the loving touches enveloped me. These women once again wrapped me in their love and told me it was going to be okay.

Before it was all over, my body had endured a total of 53 hormone shots, over a period of two months, in my abdomen and both hips.”

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Photos Help Tell the Story

Photos Help Tell the Story…

When I was little, my father almost always had a camera in his hand. And I was almost always more than willing to pose on the other side of the lens. Since then, photos have been a large part of my life.

There are a handful of photos in my upcoming book, In So Many Words, due for release on Friday November 4th. Special people, sentimental items, and one sacred space all help me tell my story. The people are still around but a few of the things are gone. While this makes me a bit sad, the photos preserve the warmth in my heart.

In So Many Words will be available on Amazon and on my new site, Shanti Mom for One, on Friday November 4th. For now, please visit my YouTube channel for an inside look from my Kula and me.

Namaste.

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About age 2 at Gramma’s house.
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About age 2-3 on Christmas Day at home in Chicago. Only the years are gone from this.

 

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My Kula. Kate, Donna, Mary, MaryAnne. Still alive and kickin’ like you wouldn’t believe!
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Various stages of my writing journey and my publisher, Jamar.
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My sacred space, Ocean Yoga Center. One of the things that is no longer there.
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Some things that helped me tell my story. The fertility drugs and syringes are LONG gone, thankfully! The baby clothes, used and gone. The others still remain.
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Contributing Writer Speaks Honestly

Contributing Writer Speaks Honestly

My heart is so full of pride for my Kula and their contributions to my book being released on Friday November 4th.  In So Many Words is my honest and personal view of a small group of women who helped me change my life through yoga and spiritual guidance.

In this video from my YouTube Channel, Shanti Mom For One, Donna reads an excerpt from the chapter we wrote together. Donna opens up about her own journey toward independence and self-reliance.

My book will be available on Amazon and on my brand new website, also being launched on November 4th. I hope you will join in on the conversation.

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Heart Full of Pride and Love

My heart is so full of pride for my Kula and their contributions to my book being released on Friday November 4th.  In So Many Words is my honest and personal view of a small group of women who helped me change my life through yoga and spiritual guidance.

In this video from my YouTube Channel, Shanti Mom For One, Kate reads an excerpt from the chapter we wrote together. It is all about a simple handshake that has changed hundreds of lives.

My book will be available on Amazon and on my brand new website, also being launched on November 4th. I hope you will join in on the conversation.