What’s an anxious Mama to do when presented with a last minute chance to travel to Alaska with her Dad? In this month’s “Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting,” Hilltown Families contributing writer, Ginny Hamilton, contemplates her daddy’s dreams, her mother’s heart, and spending two weeks away from her son.
With a desire for independence must come a responsibility to allow yourself to be open to interdependence. It’s always a surprise how much people actually want to help and it’s up to us sometimes to lower our barrier and to let them in. This is something Ginny discovered when taking her newborn child out into the world.
This May, yoga instructor Ginny Hamilton is spending time out of town with her teacher and with her students, away from the responsibilities of motherhood. In this month’s “Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting,” she contemplates outer and inner peace, Mother’s Day traditions, and hand written letters.
In this edition of “Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting,” Hilltown Families contributing writer, yoga instructor Ginny Hamilton, sees the unseen through her practice and through her son. She shares, “Writing this piece had me reflecting (pun intended) about how I tend to focus on what needs fixing, not what’s working. My son also reflects my sparkling eyes, boisterous laugh, and stubborn persistence. Well, the last one he gets from both sides.”
How have you responded to this winter’s stir crazy blend of excess snow, bitter cold, and school closings and delays? When yoga instructor Ginny Hamilton finally had an uninterrupted moment to sit and write this month’s column, “Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting,” she found she wanted to throw the pen across the room! She then reminds herself, that she has a choice of which thoughts she can welcome, and with daily practice, finds it easier and easier to choose the one that leads towards more kindness. More ease. More gratitude.