body-and-soul

Pushing Through

  So I was thinking about the triple jump the other morning, awakened extra early by my 21-month-old (again) after a not-very-restful night (again). I realized, with a bit of a shock, that I was feeling pretty blasé about the sleep deprivation, about starting another

Hellos and Goodbyes

           The real work of parenting.   I recently read a post on the Well blog of the New York Times that was published a few months ago, A Firm Grasp  on Comfort, about transitional objects; the blankies, lovies, babies, and

Making Peace With My Body

  My daughter doesn’t love her body. She doesn’t hate it, either. To her, at five, her body just is. Good for running, for sliding, for jumping on the couch even though she isn’t supposed to, but can’t quite resist. Her body is for