New Year, Frozen, Motley Crue

I have an interesting relationship with New Year’s Eve, it has gone through many stages.  I was born in the Soviet Union, it was the biggest holiday then, and to any Russian you meet, it is the party of the year. During communist time, there was no religion allowed, so they took all the Christmas symbols of the tree and …

Breathtaking

Think for a moment, what takes your breath away? I always talk about breathing in my Yoga, Pilates, and as a Doula.  We are not supposed to stop breathing, yet there are things in life that stop us in our tracks, sometimes ecstasy, sometimes fear. Seeing nature takes my breath away.  I just feel entranced, still, one with the beauty. …

Kids Keep Us Present

Guess Who?  Facebook puts up memories, and this one was from four years ago, so my oldest boy Eli Tzvi was just over three years old, after we cut his super long hair for the first time, he looks so cool! I started to put the kids baby pictures up on my laptop, rotating each one, it is so hard …

Grandparents are unique to the human race

    I love the deep lessons in Judaism, and I found this so fascinating, that only human beings have grandparents that are involved, learn from their wisdom, and enjoy that special connection between grandchild and grandparent. So we are about to start week two of the kids winter break, so far we are surviving, play dates, museums, and special …

Happy Holidays!

  I hope everyone is enjoying all the December holidays, the video above is so much fun.   A Russian ballet, performed during Christmas all over the world, I have never seen it, but this modern twist looks cool.   Today was a relaxing Shabbat, the kids and I stayed home, we are all dry coughing and have a bit …

A little holiday humor

OK, maybe a little mean, but hilarious, I think Steve Harvey is so awesome and accomplished, and I really think he made an honest, human mistake. Somebody was telling me the card that he had to read with the winners was very confusing.  I was also cracking up because someone said that if this didn’t happen, most of us would …

Let’s Play!

Yes some of the games amuse me, here is a glimpse into my head. Everything is so serious on Facebook these days. Let’s have a little fun… Three names I go by: 1. On my birth certificate and passport I am Yulia Medovoy 2. When we moved to America from Russia I was 7, they wanted to call me Julia, …

Quality Time

With three kids and a husband, the challenge is to make each one feel like they are getting your undivided attention.  I am a good performer, I can look like I know what I am doing at just about anything, and motherhood is definitely a role of a lifetime.  My older two are already on their winter vacation, and today …

My son gets it

  There is so much in my head, but all I can send forth is do not fret when things go wrong, around the corner you will be even happier than ever before.  The good is everywhere, so just take a breath and move forward.  Have you ever had something bad almost happen? What is your first thought? Anger that …

Yoga is for Everybody

I just taught two Yoga classes today, and I love that it is every type of person you can imagine. Age, gender, flexibility, strength, height, weight, and level are different, and that is the beautiful reality of life.  We are all different, there is no perfect way, there is not one way, there is just your way, and that is …