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Michelle Cohen
Washington, D.C.
Lover of life, new experiences and all things creative.
Interests: traveling, yoga, reading, scrapbooking, blogging, art creating, journaling, museum hopping, fundraising, entertaining, road-tripping , and mommying (in no particular order).
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Dear Eli, Today you turn 5. And in my mind, this is a super huge deal--bigger than the other birthdays we've had around here because you are now fully and completely a little boy, which means I am no longer... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Savor It
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dads who doula: the interview series was created to give dads a voice, inspire other fathers, and spread the word about the importance of a doula-supported birth. savor it studios supports partnership of all kinds and flavors so this interview... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Savor It
Enjoy this playlist that I use during my classes (and a few babies have been born to these tunes too!). This one is a favorite for many of my students! *Inspired by Lyndsay McCoy Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Savor It
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In years past I have chosen a guiding word for the year, to help me set the tone. I originially learned about it from Ali Edwards, who now has a whole online class to support it, but it's taken the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Savor It
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2014 was a GREAT year. Some highlights: We had only 1 ER visit. With two rambunctious boys living in the house, that's actually a pretty good statistic. I invested in myself and my business with some awesome big picture training.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Savor It
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In October, in honor of my birthday, I sent out a call for mamas in my yoga and doula community to donate to CleanBirth.org. I really wanted to find a tangible way to celebrate my gratitude for being blessed to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Savor It
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Your first name: Lee Child(s) age(s): 5 and a half weeks (Anna was born at 34 weeks) What was your initial reaction when your wife suggested getting a doula? Be honest, now... I came into this from a different perspective... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Savor It
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Today is an exciting day. Both of my boys entered school for the first time, for a full day, from 8:40 am to 3:15 pm. This is a day I daydreamed about many times, during some of my hardest days,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Savor It
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Click on the picture to learn about an entirely new way to prepare for birth--using yoga, meditation, creative self-inquiry, and evidence-based birth information! Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Savor It
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The glittered dollar via Pinterest that started it all...of course, I only had red glitter and my hack job looked more like blood than fairy dust, but I digress.... Last week my oldest son, Jonah, lost his first tooth late... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Savor It
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Dear Jonah, Last night I was massaging your feet before bed and I marveled to notice that your feet are the exact same size of my hands now. You are 6. In that moment, I experienced this strange feeling, that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Savor It
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I distinctly remember standing in the stroller aisle of the big box baby store with my husband after way too many hours of research, feeling panicked, overwhelmed and confused. I was lifting, opening and closing strollers, looking around longingly for... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Savor It
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dads who doula: the interview series was created to give dads a voice, inspire other fathers, and spread the word about the importance of a doula-supported birth. savor it studios supports partnership of all kinds and flavors so this interview... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Savor It
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dads who doula: the interview series was created to give dads a voice, inspire other fathers, and spread the word about the importance of a doula-supported birth. savor it studios supports partnership of all kinds and flavors so this interview... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Savor It
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This past month has been an interesting one for sure...we were taken down by a stomach virus for a week (did you get it too?) and then cancellations of childcare, rescheduled meetings, bickering children that needed to GET. OUT. SIDE... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at Savor It
The poses I covered in this video: Utkatasna (chair pose), Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II), and Utkata Konasana (Goddess). *When attempting any form of yoga, especially while pregnant, consult a care provider and use your common sense to determine if this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at Savor It
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I found attending a 3 day silent zen meditation retreat (my first!), in which I spent approximately 10 total hours sitting on a cushion staring at a wall, and 2.5 hours walking in circles, is not unlike giving birth. There... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Savor It
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I'm sure I don't have to tell you that having a baby changes the way you work. Much has been written about the plight of working + motherhood, but the bottom line is that it's hard. No matter what choice... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Savor It
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"But mindfulness, precisely because it is not formulaic and because it has to do with the quality of our experience as human beings and the degree to which we can pay attention in our lives, is truly universal in scope,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Savor It
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photo by Karen Pfeiffer Although I am not the first person to answer this question, and I certainly won't be the last, I recently saw this question come across a listserv that I am on and I felt compelled to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Savor It
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I attended my first birth in November 2011, when a lovely yoga student of mine was generous enough to let me attend her homebirth to see if this birth thing was actually something I wanted to do. That was an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Savor It
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I’ve been afraid to share my birth stories too publicly. Not because of the stories themselves, but rather because…well, it’s not about me. As a doula and a yoga instructor I’ve been taught to take myself (the small “me”) out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at Savor It