It’s one of those days, the kind where you have been noticing your beloveds sending their children to college the last week, and thinking, “I can’t imagine, that must be so HARD!” The kind of day when you drop off your baby, your big boy at kindergarten for the first time ever.

The kind of day, when you finally peel him off of you and stand on the other side of the door hearing him wail and feeling horrible. Because time is fleeting and this time of wanting Mommy and Daddy is fleeting, so peeling him off and leaving him with a bunch of strangers feels counterintuitive and wrong in a certain way.

It’s the kind of day when just a few minutes after crying, as you are still standing on the other side of the door, you hear quiet and suddenly he is happily telling his teachers about how the shoe horn on his backpack makes it so much easier to put his shoes on and that only one of his Star Wars shoes still lights up. Oh to be a Gemini…

It’s the kind of day when my heart strings feel pulled and I suddenly remember what heart strings are and what they do. They are called chordae tendinae and they anchor the valves of the heart, where the impulse for contraction comes from to the muscle wall of the heart, where the power of contraction lives. They are delicate and strong, and I think when we feel them we get to soften into our feelings in a deep way.

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.