Thursday, March 03, 2011
My piece in the Huffington Post
I wrote a piece last week in the Huffington Post on sleep and motherhood that got lots of comments on Facebook and the Huffington Post site. The piece is called "Memo to Moms: It's Eat, Pray, Sleep."
Last year I realized mothers who want to change the world - or just want to have a coherent conversation with their neighbor- must get enough rest. Without it, I know I'm a mess. So in 2010 I got trained to be a iRest yoga nidra (yogic sleep) teacher so I could use these methods in The My Body Rocks Project workshops I teach. That got me thinking: what if every year in the spring I challenged moms to nap with me for 40 days?
If you don't know, the number "40" is hugely significant: there are tons of biblical references to "40 days" and its connection to transformation. That's why I picked 40 days. Also, I thought napping every day once per year for 40 days is doable for most moms, right? It's like instead of a spring fasting cleanse you can do a spring napping cleanse!
So after you read my piece in the Huffington Post go check out my 40 Day Nap and Transformation Challenge for Moms and sign up!
Napping starts March 29th and ends Mothers Day weekend!