A Mother’s Day Dream

Forget flowers. This is what I want for mothers everywhere this year.

  • A good night’s sleep. If you have babies then Benadryl might help. If you have teenagers, let the air out of the tires of their car.
  • To be remembered. In my house, Mother’s Day often happens after breakfast, laundry, soccer, that thing we need for the school play, homework and dinner. Remember us early, and often.
  • Above all else to be happy. Mothers take more mood enhancers than anyone else including a shot of vodka or bottle of wine, especially mothers of teenagers. Try contentment instead. Or that bottle of wine.
  • To find their dharma.  In yoga, dharma is our purpose, our duty. When you do your dharma, then everything feels right in the world. Whether your dharma is to go to work or to make dinner, do not second-guess yourself. Do it with pride. Do it with gusto!
  • I wish mothers everywhere to have joyful and healthy children. A mother can only be as happy as her unhappiest child.


Michelle Berman Marchildon is the Yogi Muse. She’s an award-winning journalist, a former corporate executive and a survivor of 50+ years of life. Known as the "Erma Bombeck of the Mat," she’s the author of “Finding More on the Mat: How I Grew Better, Wiser and Stronger through Yoga,” and a Columnist for Elephant Journal and Origin Magazine.  She is an E-200/500 RYT with Yoga Alliance and teaches Aligned Vinyasa in Denver, Co. You can take her with you on your computer or I-thing by downloading her classes from www.yogadownload.com.