Here’s how the name, Meditation Momma, was given to me.
I had been teaching for a couple of years when it became clear I needed to start sending out a newsletter to simplify communication with my students. One day, I asked my class to help me find a name for the newsletter – a name besides my own.
My name front and center? No thank you.
We bandied about suggestions but everything was so seeeerious, so triiiiite or too contemplative. Nothing was capturing the friendliness, warmth, support, and fun we enjoyed in class. Not to mention, I've been known to cuss, or be mildly inappropriate by some standards, on occasion, and some sort of serious, lofty name wouldn't be real for me.
In an effort to switch our focus I told them how my daughter’s friends and co-workers in LA affectionately called me Momma Prentice. Someone shouted, “Meditation Momma” and we all started cracking up big time because we knew -- that was it!
And that is the simple story of how, Meditation Momma came to be.
Twelve years later, Meditation Momma has grown from teaching classes in yoga studios and community spaces in Oregon, Houston and Chicago, to having our own meditation center: Hamsa Meditation Center. We are also in the process of creating products to support your meditation practice and help bring the benefits of meditation into your family and homes.
When you led us through each of our senses, when we got to taste, I had the sudden impression of the word "sorrow”. Sorrow I could taste… it made sense. I was steeping in sorrow of the past (mistakes) and dread of the future (empty nest) instead of just living joyously in the present.
If MEDITATE is on your list of goals, you have found a treasure trove to help you. We've got a growing library of meditations for you to choose from that adapt to your mood and timeframe; tutorials to help you learn the techniques, and teachings that help you get happier.