Posts tagged Motherhood
Inside the Dreaded Moment

“The doctor just biopsied the lymph nodes, and they are positive,” my twenty year-old daughter said, her voice eerily calm over the speaker phone. This gut punch came after months of swollen lymph nodes, odd symptoms, multiple doctors’ visits, and many emotional roller coasters. No matter how near I had lived to loss and to trauma, when it came to my only child, this news felt like the blow of all blows. 

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From Despair to Gratitude: How Yoga Transformed One Mother’s Life

Several years ago, I set out to interview people who had undergone major challenges in their lives. Biliana Angelova's presence didn’t suggest to me that she had any difficulties in life. But, of course, I should have known better. Over the course of interviewing people, I came to see—and expect—that the people who seem strongest and most centered are often the very people who have been challenged most profoundly.

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