Babywearing papa ☺️💖 It was his first time putting on the meh tai (I tied it a bit low on him as I was in a rush to eat 😅). The meh tai is so convenient to use. I definitely prefer this to my Jigsaw wrap 😁
The hubby calls this my chill pills 🤣 #findhumorineverything
On a more serious note, I never thought I would ever suffer from depression, let alone take drugs to treat it 😪
But I'm on the road to recovery and that's all that matters 🙂
I always love learning something new and I am so glad that I got to attend this Brush Lettering workshop by @flintandsteelborneo .
I never realized how difficult this was (thanks to you wonderful artsy fartsy ppl who MAKE IT LOOK SO EASY!! 😆😆😆). But after awhile, I found it to be pretty meditative. Don't get me wrong, my letterings look ugly AF 😂 but I love that the process puts me into my zen mode 😊🙏🏼 Practice, practice 😁
Brought along one of my oldest dearest friend, Mel (who is expecting her 3rd child btw 😉), with me to a babywearing workshop organized by @comerezayogacenter this afternoon.
You know it's a small world after all when you meet your senior from high school and that one of the babywearing consultants is the wife of your friend from Taekwon-Do! 😁
Dhyana, ie meditation, is one of the 8 limbs in yoga. Through meditation, we learn to quiet the mind, be fully present, and see things as they truly are. Meditation has the ability to strengthen our asana practice, just as asana is a wonderful preparation for meditation. Through asana, we develop physical and mental discipline, as well as flexibility and focus. All these things are needed for meditation. (My previous mala broke, and there's a belief that when a mala breaks, it is no longer needed and that it's time to bring new intentions into your life(?) - which is kinda true I suppose coz I found out I was pregnant not long after that mala broke 😉...either that or I was just simply too rough with it?? 😅) The intention for this beautiful custom piece is about healing, hence the green theme (think of plants and how they regenerate and heal ☺️ 👉🏼 which is what I need to cope with losing my dad and heal my 💔 ). Thank you so much to the wonderful @moolamala for working with me on my mala. Sending you much love and gratitude for the good you've done for me 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼😘 p/s: thanks so much @lyanawitch babe for the recommendation 😘
When you come back to your practice after a few days of mandatory "lady" rest and your hamstrings are tight AF, keeping focus with the breath is especially challenging when you have a "stalker" lurking in her cage going baa baa baa and you can't help but go baa baa baa back at her too 😅😂 I wonder how do other yoga moms concentrate in their practice with their little ones around 🤔😁
What's even more scary than sirsasana? Ardha sirsasana, that's what! 😆
Tilting the pelvis back to come into a half headstand almost feels like I could topple backwards any time and it's even harder to come back up 👆🏻into a full headstand.
Trying to "reawaken" and restrengthen my core after c-section has been really hard (one day I am going to nail that straight legs lift up into a headstand!! Grrr!! 💪🏼😭😂) But here's to facing your fears head on (literally! Haha 😂 #lamejokeMonday ) #sirsasana#ardhasirsasana#headstand#halfheadstand#postpartumyoga#ashtangalove#ashtangastrong#mumtumftw
I'll be the first to admit that having a child of my own wasn't very high on my "to-do" list. In fact, it didn't even make the top 10. I was simply content with what I had and with the people in my life. There was no urgency in getting pregnant and should that option be unavailable, I would've been ok with adopting a child.
Then my dad got sick with stage 4 glioblastoma (brain cancer) in mid 2015. Then the urgency came and thankfully Allah bless us with a child at that exact moment we needed to have some good news.
On one end of the spectrum, we were so overjoyed with this new life that was soon joining ours, and on the other end, we were coming to terms with having to say goodbye to a truly special man. "She is what I'm waiting for", my daddy would tell me and in my hearts of hearts, I knew he meant it. True to his word (which is so like him to keep his promise) 3 weeks after she was born, he went to be with the Almighty 😇
Avigail in Hebrew means "father's joy". I chose this name specifically for its meaning as it symbolizes the joy she brings to her papa and also to honor my daddy as just by the mere mention of her impending arrival had brought him so much joy in times when he was in so much pain.
Some days I still can't believe this little angel chose me to be her mama 😆💜 #Avigail#motherhood#stillgrieving#daddysgirl#mixedracebaby