Taking Time to Grieve

Taking Time to Grieve via mindfulmomma.comYou may have noticed that I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been on a journey that I desperately wish I wasn’t on. My dear mother found out she had cancer and passed away in a very short period of time.

I’m grateful that my sisters and I were able to be with her at the end of her life but devastated at the loss of the incredibly caring and nurturing mom who raised me and the inspiring and supportive friend and grandma that I knew her to be.

Taking Time to Grieve via mindfulmomma.com

After my father passed away, it took me a while to get to a place of acceptance and gratitude. The stages of grief come rolling through: sadness, anger, despair….and eventually quiet gratitude. I’ll be taking a little break to grieve and get my head around this monumental change in my life but don’t worry – I’ll be back – because life is a gift and there’s still a lot more that I want to share with you.

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Top 10 Reasons to See the Movie ‘Fed Up’

Top 10 Reasons to See the Movie Fed Up via mindfulmomma.com

Last weekend I saw a movie that broke my heart. Fed Up,  a new movie produced by Katie Couric and Laurie David (producer of the Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth"), aims to finally tell the truth about our messed up food system and how it is linked to the obesity epidemic. In it, we learn that food company lobbyists … [Continue reading]

The Unfolding of a Blog Post

The Unfolding of a Blog Post via mindfulmomma.com

Hey friends! This week I'm participating in a blog tour - something  I don't do very often - but always manage to enjoy. This one is about the writing process. Seems everyone has a different way to tackle to process of writing - whether it's a blog post, an article or a novel. Obviously, there's no right or wrong way to go about it. Just … [Continue reading]

Slow Down & Get Dirty with This Book Was A Tree

This Book Was A Tree via mindfulmomma.com

  Raise your hand if you spend more time texting, friending and Googling than you do observing, inspecting and creating. Yep, my hand is up too. There's a new book out that just might help sway your attention away from electronics and toward the good old outdoors. This Book Was A Tree by Marcie Chambers Cuff is filled with ideas, … [Continue reading]

How to Eat Mindfully

How to Eat Mindfully www.mindfulmomma.com

Enough already! I've been inhaling sweets, treats and loads of wine for way too many months now. It's time for a detox! This year, the holiday excess has lasted well into January - what with New Year's eve being in the middle of the week, a trip to see friends in Manhattan after that, and then the bitter cold deep freeze that extended … [Continue reading]