How to Find your Inner-Alice (in Wonderland)

Dossier ~ file containing detailed records on a particular person or subject.


While our kids played every fantastical game imaginable  in my back yard, Practical Mommy and I sat laptop by laptop giggling and dreaming up our dossiers. As we watched our kids be their creative, joyful, blessedly childish selves out my kitchen window, we shared our own childish adventure.

Looking within we found our deepest-truest-purest-girlyest selves and we wrote them down. We read them aloud, giggled, tweaked them a bit and then giggled some more. With all this silliness going on, you may be surprised to read that (pardon my expression) the FUN-EST part of writing my dossier was the connection I experienced to myself. That’s right, a deeper connection to me, myself and I.

I hope you too will jump down the rabbit hole and write your very own dossier! I hope this experience brings you ever closer to your true self…your inner-Alice you might say. (I hear shes a real hoot!)

Join me and the girls of Looking Glass Lane ( @MissIve, @FleurdeLeigh, @ModernSingleMom and of course @RiaSharon) and let YOUR Alice in Wonderland Adventure begin!

Suzanne Tucker : aka Zen Mommy on My Mommy Manual/Twitter and TerraFermaEsoteric in the House on Looking Glass Lane.

Looking Glass Powers:
Ability to know a good friend will be calling…and to call them a minute before they do.
Ability to breathe through anything life may bring.
Ability to inspire from a deep belief in the one-ness that we are!
Ability to giggle, snort and occasionally laugh so hard milk comes out her nose.

Dress-up Closet:
Teva’s; enough bohemian shirts, dresses and skirts to make even Goldie Hawn jealous; Banana Republic extra long jeans; Hobie sunglasses; dangly earrings; and a pair of high (while still dance-able) heels for when the urge to glam up strikes.

Polished power Ann Taylor suit, Enzo Angiolini slides, laser pointer and baby doll (for teaching infant massage).

Go-To Gadget:
Flip Camera, i-pod, yoga mat, leather bound journal, Camelback waterbottle, handheld GPS

Red-red wine you make me feel so fine.

Magic Potion:
Wheat grass shot; mango smoothie; mocha latte (extra hot no whip)…and not all at once.

Battery Recharge Hub (other than Looking Glass Lane, of course)
Hot bath with sea salts and essential oils and/or 3 minutes of deep breathing. Not above locking self in the bathroom to create the time/space for either.

Bratty Spoilers:
10 day yoga retreat anywhere; three weeks with my sweetie on Santorini Island in Greece.

Owner’s Manual:
Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

Nadi Sodhana Pranayama (alternate nostril yoga breathing).

Cruelty of any kind

Secret Ambition:
To eat my way through every country in the world.

Now write your own…take my hand…and we’ll jump down the rabbit hole together.
Suzanne, aka Zen Mommy
In addition to mommying to two magical girls born in 2000 and 2003, Suzanne owns a holistic health center in St. Louis, Missouri where she practices as a physical therapist, Certified Infant Massage Instructor and health education teacher. Certified in a number of healing and life education approaches, Suzanne offers life coaching as Zen Mommy Coach.


  1. Why Suzanne IS Alice:

    She oozes calmness and peace, yet she’s capable of great boundary drawing to ensure she stays that way:

    “Not above locking self in the bathroom to create the time/space for either.”

    I LOVE it.

    Dear, dear girl, so glad to know you.


  2. You are linked up, Mama! Thanks for that awesome Looking Glass Facebook page! So many fantastical things in store. So grateful to be on this journey with you.

  3. This one gave me chills:
    “Ability to know a good friend will be calling…and to call them a minute before they do.”

    How amazing you are! How lucky I feel that one day we might get to be that good of friends…your spirit really truly lifts mine, dear Suzanne.

    Thank you!!