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Welcome to the first episode of the Mindful Mama podcast!

As my life has evolved, so has my work and interests. Yoga is a powerful tool that is a huge part of my life and sharing, but it is not the only tool. The change away from “Yoga Stories Project” to the Mindful Mama podcast reflects my work with moms as the creator of the Mindful Parenting course.

I can’t wait to hear what you think – feel free to let me know in the comments below. Enjoy!

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A horse suddenly came galloping quickly down the road. It seemed as though the man had somewhere important to go. Another man, who was standing alongside the road, shouted,

“Where are you going?” and the man on the horse replied,

“I don’t know! Ask the horse!”

This is a Zen story that points to our powerful our habit-energy. We have done it this way all of our lives, so that’s how we continue.

We are busy and we hurry because that’s the way life is.

We have to be perfect, not accepting our humanity, because that’s how we grew up.

We threaten our kids with punishment because that’s how our parents did it.

The horse of our habitual living is taking us places that we don’t want to go – busy-ness, feeling never good-enough, having hostile relationships with our kids.

If you stopped to ask from time to time why, sometimes you might have an answer, but it’s never a very good one. You’re just used to it, it’s how we’re taught to live.

But as much as we run, it gets us nowhere. We need to learn how to take back the reins and let the horse know who’s in charge

You’re in charge, and you always have been.

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Heads up! If you liked what you heard today, then you’ll love being part of my free Mindful Mama Virtual Retreat starting soon. It’s 10 days of mindfulness with hundreds of other moms from around the world. CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up!

Thank you so much for listening! Next week will be the first installment of my monthly series with Carla Naumburg.

With warmth & lovingkindness,