It’s all about the DOing.

I spoke to a friend today about the how to be a Walking Momtra™ book. I told him the chapter I was having the hardest time with (knock knock, it’s writers block can I come in and staaaay?) was the Practice chapter; the chapter that talks about seeing parenthood as a practice… each day building on the day before. It’s nice, no? But what we decided today was that it wasn’t about practice afterall…we decided I needed to get right to it! “Practice” was just part of it. We decided it wasn’t so much about practicing each day but DOing the best each day. And then, hitting repeat on that deliberate action every day. Doing the best we can. It’s all we’re responsible for (ok that and maybe picking up rolly-pollies  from the sidewalk with our six-year-olds). DO. What thoughts does this bring about in you? Connect with Michelle on Facebook and Twitter.


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About the Author: Michelle Ghilotti Mandel is a writer, certified yoga teacher and graphic designer running her own heartful design and branding studio, ghilotti ink, for over 10 years. Michelle is writing the how to be a walking Momtra book (blog: and is a guest blogger for Happiness Series, the Elephant Journal, and the When she’s not grooving with any of the above, she is running (usually to yoga), sleeping on the Great Wall of China, becoming an expert in expat living and, surprisingly, not making many other plans. She keeps a 5 x 4 foot canvas entitled “The Things that Make Me Happy,” which she is happy to announce will never be finished. She lives in Los Angeles with her five year old son and husband. Michelle’s blogging for Happiness Series about Happiness, Motherhood, finding a balance in life, and having fun!

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