Spilt Milk Yoga is the book I wish I’d had when I became a mother.

I want the best for my children, like all mothers around the world. And often a little thing will get in the way of our day together being the joyful wonder that life is, and often that thing is in me. In reaction to the spilt milk of my mothering day I react; I flare up, feel hurt, angry, lonely, anxious. The spilt milk will just happen, but I want to grow my conscious response to it, and become more the person I want to be. That’s the yoga part, my inner work. It’s important but it’s not easy.

If you are a mother yearning for greater freedom to love your life while you live it, to be present to your joy and your children, then Spilt Milk Yoga is for you. If you want to connect to your own inner wisdom, (which is in there, no matter how far away from it you may feel) and thrive, not just survive motherhood, then Spilt Milk Yoga will guide you toward growing your capacity for self-knowledge, joy and purpose, not in spite of motherhood but because of it.

Mom Deconstructed Podcast Interview

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Recently I chatted to Liz and Kate, makers of the Mom Deconstructed Podcast series, also mothers and sisters-in-law. They are down to earth, funny, honest and into opening up important conversations about the realities of motherhood. Kate even shares a moment and we look at it from a self-inquiry perspective. Listen here     We cover; When do we intervene as parents vs. letting children be independent. The struggle is worth it when your children are small, rather than when they’re teenagers. The value of being consistent-ish. My wish list of what I knew at the beginning of my parenting…

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Creating Space to Process Motherhood

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This blog is based on an article I contributed to Whole Mamas and is a version of the Spilt Milk Yoga chapter The Shock of Birth/Embracing the Learning.  Yoga teaches us that whatever our challenges we can turn them into learning. What makes the difference is our own internal approach. In our responses we can make choices that increase our sense of liberation and love no matter what the situation. We can move through and beyond the struggle to find meaning in our experience. Here I’ll share with you something of my motherhood experience, like I do in the book,…

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Turn Burning into Learning with Self-Inquiry

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Spilt Milk Moments – 5 Things You Can Ask Yourself to Turn Burning Into Learning. Spilt Milk moments are a part of motherhood. Sometimes they are BIG and OBVIOUS, sometimes they are small, snagging at your awareness with a little gut-tug of “Oh, something about that wasn’t right.” So can we do something with those moments to evolve our behaviours, to glean a sense of progress amongst the repetition of chores, to choose new responses rather than trip ourselves up on the same old habits and humps? Here are 5 simple self-inquiry questions I shared in a contribution article to…

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Anxiety, Worry, Fear and Overwhelm – Honour Your Self. Sharing Chapter 23 with you

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How are you going with the school holidays? Juggling your kids and other work commitments – feeling guilty that you’ve farmed them out while you soldier on – trying to squeeze in the quality moments you think you should be having but not feeling it? Or perhaps you’ve nailed it, you’ve carved out this time for a road trip, crafting activities, sandcastles and flow, and you’re wrangling sibling fights and domestic tasks like Nanny McPhee. For now. We expect so much of ourselves, we want so much for our kids, and sometimes those things mount up, and under the pressure…

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What is My Task in this Mothering Moment?

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That dark shape in the middle of this picture is a nest. And on that nest is a mother blackbird. And under that mother blackbird was an egg that is now a baby blackbird. We have watched over the last four weeks while the nest and its inhabitants have been thrashed about in the branches, storm-tossed by wind, drenched by rain, and pelted by hail. It is amazing that the nest has withstood the elements and that the egg and chick stayed on board. Through all of the tumult that wee mum has held relentlessly to her task. Alfred Adler…

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