I have been a daughter since the day I was born; and the day I was born, my mother became a mother. The bond between a mother and a daughter transforms throughout the lifespan. First the mother is the protector, the nourisher. Then the mother becomes the shepherd, guiding the daughter through the most difficult, […]
Erin Taylor has talked many times on her podcast about how a child’s behavior is an iceberg. But now, she’s talking about how YOUR behavior is an iceberg too…as well as every single person you come into contact with!
What if this year, you gave up perfection and stepped into more joy? What would it look like to give yourself the gift of space and of time? What if instead of burdens and ‘shoulds’ you stepped into possibilities and ‘coulds’? For me this shift has been the most transformative realization in my life. I […]
It’s probably the oldest cliché in the book that Thanksgiving through New Years is the hardest time for people. For some, spending time with family is a huge challenge—it can be alienating and even depressing. But my family is amazing, and I am proud to be a Mehta. We survived persecution at the hands of […]
Original post from Yoga Journal can be found here. Sure, a week-long yoga retreat is what you really want. But if you think you won’t get a lot out of a one-day getaway, think again. As a mom of three and full-time midwife, I feel like I am constantly treading water—barely able to keep my […]
Last year a dear friend told me emphatically that I had to read the book “Pussy: A Reclamation”. This friend has been with me through my spiritual pursuit and walked beside me on my path. It was a radical time in my life – I was seeing light out of divorce, finding freedom in a […]
“Be who you are and say what you mean, because those who mind don’t matter, and those that matter don’t mind.“ — Dr. Seuss These simple words are so profound when you take a moment to realize what they are saying. They are an invitation to be exactly who you are, unabashedly, and to put […]