Category Archives: Special Features

How lockdown affects mental health, what can you do/eat to stay positive and support your immune system

2020 has been a remarkable year and as we continue to live in these uncertain times it is natural to feel a certain amount of anxiety. Living with lockdown and social distancing measures has been unsettling for everyone and has undoubtedly affected mental health, especially in vulnerable groups such as new mums and women affected […]

Yoga after birth – when and how to restart your practice

The whirlwind of birth has settled, and you have finally started to find somewhat of a rhythm with your baby. A few weeks after baby is born, most new moms start to think about getting back into a Yoga or fitness routine. How can you restart your practice safely after pregnancy and birth? Your doctor […]

Informed consent: during pregnancy and beyond; your right to choose exists.

For years, we’ve been told that the doctor knows best. Care providers are held up in many cases as the decision-maker, the one with the right answer; the person to whom we should defer for all sorts of personal and life-changing decisions. In the same way that we hold doctors to a high standard of […]

Rainbow Yoga – A practice for the whole family

During these days under quarantine due to Covid-19, we’re all under a lot of pressure. It’s a stressful time for all of us, kids included. We can use Yoga to work on those emotions. This is a project for the whole family as a way to keep active but also check in on each other […]

Modern Milanese Life: Keeping the Faith at Week 6 and counting

Well here we are sneaking up on week 6 at home with our family of four. As family and friends back in NY are in the beginning weeks of quarantined life, we are in full government mandated lock-down. The restrictions now are as tight as ever and with justified reason. No more jogs, no more […]

Modern Milanese Life: Stuck at “Home” in my Home Away from Home

I am a native New Yorker who has been living in Milan, Italy for the last fifteen years.  I’m a full time working mother of 2 young girls (ages 3 and 5) and am married to a fantastic Italian man. As the stress of the corona virus situation begins to cascade in the U.S., many […]

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