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I’m a NYC based stylist who works for magazines and ads (yes, I SHOP to pay the bills), and a mom of two (very awesome) kids. My calendar gets filled to the brim with photo shoots, field trips and a shit-ton of other to-dos that most working moms can relate to.
To me, family time matters. It’s the little moments – like watching G shake it up to Call Me Maybe (will she ever outgrow this song?), or seeing M’s silly face as he recreates a story from the school lunchroom, that give meaning to my day.
It’s when DH (seriously, those are his real initials—I’m not doing that darling husband thing) calls a family meeting to make our Grammy picks, and gives his falsetto rendition of each nomination so we’re familiar with the songs.
But these sweet moments, irresistible as they are, lose meaning when I’m not connected. If I’m not taking care of myself, I lose patience in the kids’ persistent curiosity. I’m unwilling to find play-time in the clean-up. My sense of joy in these magical moments of childhood disappears. I can’t be at my best.
So that’s what this is about:
Tamina’s Turn => Taking My Turn + Turning Towards My Highest Expression
of Mind+ Body+ Soul Connection
Here’s what it could look like:
- Dancing out loud with the crowd at the Radiohead show
- Letting loose in my living room to How Soon Is Now
- In yoga — flowing on the inhale, releasing on the exhale
- Flying free on the trapeze
- Sitting still to the tune of my breath
My mind+body+soul connection can look like a lot of things, but it always has movement (even in stillness!), and a sense of letting go that leaves me feeling free.
I’m hoping to inspire your turn at turning towards your highest expression of the mind+body+soul connection.
Let’s get moving…
xx + big hug