Happy March 366th!

March 366th!

Since March 15th, that fateful day when we got the call that school would be closed for 2 weeks, when people have casually asked me the date, I shrug my shoulders, smile impishly and say, “March?” A commentary on how days have felt the same since then in a certain way.

As we approach the one year anniversary of shut down, I find myself pondering aspects of the last year, and the future.

This year, I have learned resilience in a new way. I imagine many of us have. As a parent, personally, I feel overextended. I also feel blessed to do work that inspires me everyday AND that lets me make my own schedule so that I can actually show up for my child. Despite how overextending it is, my kid is thriving.

I have been encountering deep grief for the children whose parents cannot show up through no foult of their own, but rather the fault of a system that has failed us all. For the children whose parents have to work full time and who sit in isolation in front of a screen for 6-7 hours a day. For the children whose parents have not enough academic skill to help them with their schoolwork.

This year in the madness of toilet paper hoarding, I have learned that it is possible to live without toilet paper if necessary, and that toilet paper is the least of our problems.

It is March still/again? And there are seeds to plant again, because as a dear friend said last year, “COVID can’t cancel spring.”

What will you plant? What we reap is what we sow.

About Chaya Aronson

Chaya Leia Aronson, RN BSN is a bodyworker, health and sexuality coach, dancer, lover and mother. Chaya believes that we source our creative, life force expression through our pelvic bowls and if the energy is blocked here, it greatly affects our capacity to be our full authentic selves in the world. Her passion is to support pelvic and abdominal health and healing. The main forms of bodywork she practices are the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® and Holistic Pelvic Care™. Bellydance, contact improvisation and yoga have been the central core of her spiritual and physical practice for over 20 years. She weaves the knowledge she’s gained about movement patterns and body structure with her playful and intuitive spirit to support her clients in actively healing their own bodies and spirits.

2 Comments

  1. Angela Luna Grano on March 3, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    That was beautiful Chaya! Its been a long time, but when the time is right, I would relish another visit to Northampton for a visit with you.
    Peace and love
    Angela Luna



  2. Chaya Aronson on March 13, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    It would be delightful to see you! <3