on May 11, 2012
Forget flowers. This is what I want for mothers everywhere this year.
>A good night’s sleep. If you have babies then Benadryl might help. If you have teenagers, let the air out of the tires of their car.
>To be remembered. In my house, Mother’s Day often happens after breakfast, laundry, soccer, that thing we need for the school play, homework and dinner. Remember us early, and often.
>To be happy. Mothers take more mood enhancers than anyone else including a shot of vodka or bottle of wine, especially mothers of teenagers. Try contentment instead. Or that bottle of wine.
>To find their dharma. In yoga, dharma is our purpose, our duty. When you do your dharma, then everything feels right in the world. Whether your dharma is to go to work or to make dinner, do not second-guess yourself. Do it with pride. Do it with gusto!
>Happy children. Above all else, I wish mothers everywhere to have joyful and healthy children. A mother can only be as happy as her unhappiest child.
Editor: Brianna Bemel
Finding More on the Mat: How I Grew Better, Wiser and Stronger through Yoga. Her second book, Theme Weaver: Connect the Power of Inspiration to Teaching Yoga, is for yoga teachers who want to inspire their students. Michelle is a columnist for elephant journal and Origin Magazine and a contributor to Teachasana, My Yoga Online and Yoga Journal. She is an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and teaches in Denver, Co where she is busy raising two boys, two dogs and one husband. You can follow her on Facebook at Michelle Marchildon, The Yogi Muse. You can find her blog and website at www.YogiMuse.com. And you can take her classes on www.yogadownload.com.Michelle Berman Marchildon is the Yogi Muse. She’s an award-winning journalist, and the author of