What is mamaguru.com?
Mamaguru.com is blogozine devoted to helping people live beautiful, meaningful lives. It contains a mix of informative articles and personal essays in the categories of: body, food, spirit, abode and family. Mamaguru’s mission is to encourage readers to create, inspire and nurture themselves and others. We explore themes of fitness, pregnancy, natural healing, meaningful happiness, motherhood, mind-body connection, living well, natural childbirth, global citizenship, cultivating a spiritual-based life, personal growth, eating healthfully, preparing gourmet vegetarian and seafood meals and much more.
Who is mamaguru?
My name is Rebecca Cofiño and I created mamaguru.com as a place to share my knowledge, insights and obsessions with kindred spirits. I am a wife and mother of two sons, Max and Jack, and we live in Miami. Before children I was a world traveler, visiting four continents and living in three countries. When I lived in India, I studied yoga, and I have been a certified yoga instructor for a more than a decade. I also worked as an English teacher in both Japan and the United States. Along the way, through the help of my mother, my Nana, friends from my travels, and (I must admit) the Food Network, I have become an excellent home-cook. I share my best recipes here.
Motherhood has drastically changed my life. It has grounded me, but in no way has it clipped my wings. Living a life that is spiritually-centered has become increasingly important to me.
How did you get the name mamaguru?
Mamaguru is a name my husband bestowed upon me while we were walking our dog when I was pregnant with our first child. He was in massage school at the time and was recounting a class he had taken earlier that day. They were studying Indian massage techniques and his teacher defined the word, guru, as one who enlightens your life. He turned to me and said that I was his guru because I had brought so much light into his life. He then patted my swollen belly and called me mamaguru.
It is a sweet memory that brings a smile to my face. It is one of the nicest things I’ve ever been called. These days I feel very comfortable with the name, mama. I am called that more often than my own name. Having lived in India, I know the weight of the word, guru, and that is not what I purport to be. I hold the name lightly, with the memory of that moment: in love, on the precipice of motherhood.
I also share the name with all mothers, because in so many ways we are called to be gurus for our children. We are: teacher, healer, home, creator of peace and source of love.
We are mamaguru.