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You may know that my husband is an Emergency Medicine physician.  He sees it all and actually loves the thrill of the unknown when he walks into work. He has to make quick, thoughtful decisions, usually under the intense stress of medical emergencies.  He has even confessed that the E.R. can be more relaxing than a full day home with all 4 kids! (Dude, I know. *side glance)   Doc Grif trained at a Level 1 Trauma Center in the Bronx. While it felt like a war-zone at times, he had some of the most powerful experiences of his career… Read More >>
We met on November 6, 2015. I was thrilled and relieved that you agreed to participate in the filming of my latest yoga DVD.  I wanted to create a postpartum yoga video and you willingly joined my tribe after only corresponding over email through the agency I work with. From the moment you walked through the door, I knew we were supposed to meet.  Your smile was bright and your heart was open to help me create this project.  Crystal, you were not only a disciplined yogi who could easily follow the flow of the class I mapped out, you… Read More >>
Should I have lost all the "baby weight" by now? Should I have a flat-ish stomach? Is the goal to fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans? Is this my new-normal? What is normal anyway?   Hello, postpartum body that continues to change, deflate, morph into something kind of familiar, yet unfamiliar at the same time.  I am 20 months postpartum with the twins and am still trying to embrace where I'm at on my journey. I've learned that it's ok to feel lost. I've realized that it's difficult to accept the current shape of Me. If pregnancy wasn't enough of a… Read More >>
Is downward-facing dog your friend?  Some mama's love the feel of this stretch, while others find it bothers their wrists, shoulders or neck.  Maybe they have less-than-flexible hamstrings and instead of a nice release for the legs and low back, down-dog feels constricting. Many fitness-pros have suggestions for what you should and shouldn't do during pregnancy. While there are safe guidelines to follow that protect you and your baby, only YOU know what feels right in your body. And your body will tell you.  I craved the stretch of down-dog during pregnancy.  The release it gave my low back felt… Read More >>
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