by Rachel Hadiashar
Lately, I've been taking my inspiration from jumping.
Yes, the art of jumping.
Jumping as stress release.
Jumping as connection with your kids.
I'm always on the lookout for that double bonus
of getting some movement or exercise in
doing something fun with my son and our circle of kid friends.
The double bonus.
Where multi-tasking becomes magic.
Enjoying and loving life.
And the moment.
When we get to laugh and play,
and strengthen my core too.
Jumping has been it lately.
We made a couple visits to friends' houses with trampolines.
And went to a birthday party at one of those jump places.
Jumping til you can't jump no more.
Usually for me because I have to pee.
(Any other vaginally-birthing mamas
with this problem, I highly recommend
you go see Tami Kent.)
Go pee, then jump a little more.
Part of the magic of the jump is...
that moment of exhilaration
of being off the ground
in the air
place of freedom
of defying gravity
somehow beyond the physical plane
but all together in it
at the same time
moments I long for
and my gold
end of summer
beginning of fall
between the sky
finding common ground
go ahead and jump
and this week,
if it's not jumping for you
find your own place
between the heavens and the earth
that place of connection with you & your children
and go hang out there
even if it's just for a second
because a second of magic
is all you need
Hi friends, I write from the heart to tell my life story, and the story of those in my neighborhood called life. Research shows that our children's emotional & mental health is contingent upon us parents being able to tell our life story, or "coherent narrative." This is my coherent narrative, my life story in the making, with some of what I love in life too. My goal is to share my life in a way that is real, uplifting & positive- sometimes serious, sometimes fun. In my practice, I inspire parents to empowerment through reclaiming our life stories and learning respectful discipline. My work is my offering to our children- our future. Wishing you all a happy family!