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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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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 4 days ago 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
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A suspected diagnosis of IUGR. High blood pressure and swelling that leads to being on pre-eclampsia watch. A severe case of postpartum depression. All these issues have appeared for clients, students, and friends in the past several months and it’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Savor It
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I was wildly touched and inspired by Katrina Kenison’s post This is 55. In honor of my birthday week, I give you, This is 34. 34 is a blessing of one small city house and one small country house and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at Savor It
Elise, All I can say is, girl you are rocking it! This was an awesome post and it seems that you have established a great routine and balance in just 11 weeks! (although I know some days must be easier than others). It looks like Ellerie is a great baby and a great sleeper! Thanks so much for sharing your daily experience...I'm sure it's a huge inspiration to all the new moms out there.
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(praying for the victims of the latest gun violence in our country) Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Savor It
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My best friend just had her second baby and the first time around she struggled a bit with producing enough milk. I wanted to try to get her off on the right boob (ha!) so I decided to make these... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Savor It
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setting it in paint: a visual reminder for me "Attention is the most concrete expression of love. What you pay attention to thrives. What you do not pay attention to withers and dies." - Karen Maezen Miller I first connected... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Savor It
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This summer I dipped my toes in a pool, a lake, and the ocean. I ate loads of watermelon and handfuls of berries. I picked stone fruits from farm stands and ate them greedily, letting the juice drip down my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2013 at Savor It
Coming up....Saturday, July 14 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Labor with Love at Circle Yoga in Chevy Chase, DC Need help preparing for your upcoming birth? Join me to learn tools, tips, and tricks for finding comfort during your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at Savor It