Today, I had to do one of the hardest things a mother has to do. I told my children that one of their cats was dead. Not just dead, but killed at the hands of a predator. Read the rest of this entry »
I stopped in to savor the moment – some reading, writing, and sipping at Starbucks while my kids are at art class. I could have gone home - folded some clothes and wiped down the counters for the fourth time today. I decided going home would be a distraction from what I really wanted to be right now. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: conscious parenting, fear-less life, mindful living
For those who have been keeping up with my Parenting Workshops at Drug Court, here is Session 3 of 4.
On a personal note, two major points of interest occurred this week in preparation for this class. 1. My mentor suggested that the purpose of my teaching this class is for me. (Why yes, of course). AND, my reason is to better understand the human condition. (Yes, Oneness with All; Universality). 2. I made one giant leap on my “mystery” book. It’s a mystery because I don’t know what it’s about. AND, at coffee this week with my support hive, I discovered a clue: it may not be all about me.
Are we not each a microcosm in the macrocosm? Are we not each learning to dance with our shadow? Is not our universal human condition to be gardeners of life – composting pain into peace? Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Authenticity, Trust
Tags: conscious parenting, happy kids, mindfulness, parenting tools
I will attempt to capture the essence and insight of this story. Tonight at voice lessons, my almost 5 year old son sits down on the piano bench and pulls out his sticker chart. To the teacher’s astonishment, all the square blocks have been filled in with hand- drawn smiley faces. Unbeknownst to me, this is Henry’s clever handiwork. As he knows, when the chart is full, he will earn a prize.
Sitting in the kitchen, listening to this exchange, I wonder what the real purpose of sticker charts is. What lesson had the teacher hoped to teach? Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: authenticity, habits of conscious parenting, pure potential
At 6:30 am this morning, my 8-year old daughter woke up and told me she had the name of her business. She proceeded to doodle the logo. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: authentic parenting, conscious parenting, mindful living
Dr. Shefali offers a new paradigm of parenting in The Conscious Parent. If you are ready to step aside from power struggles and the antiquated days of a hierarchical parent-child relationship, this book is for you. If you are ready to experience your children as special agents on your spiritual journey, this book is your gospel. Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Authenticity, Awareness with Action
Tags: authenticity, frienemies, Life Entrepreneur, minimalism, Support Hive
A Support Hive is a minimalist approach to friends. Minimalism is a mindset that believes less is more, and recognizes quality over quantity, and this applies to friends too. A Support Hive are those people in your life who are 100% rooting for you to live your happiest life.
Tags: authenticity, conscious parenting, creating healthy habits, fear-less life, less is more, shyness in children, simplified living
Have you noticed what seems to be an increasing number of shy children? Experts are now suggesting we have a worldwide shyness epidemic. What can parents do to help their children overcome shyness and lead a fear-less life?
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Tags: conscious parenting, Life Entrepreneur, simplified living, The Gift of No
We are intended to have a life of love – loving what we do and doing what we love. This is the simple business of love, and Life Entrepreneurs keep their Return on Investment (ROI) in the forefront of the mind. They do it with love, or it’s not worth doing. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: authenticity, conscious parenting, courage, Life Entrepreneur, potential
So one night at dinner, Emily (our 8-year old daughter) presented a “you know what I want to do” idea. At first, the idea could have been perceived so outlandish and immediately squelched as an unobtainable grandious dream. In fact, I would like to suggest that our children are offering these opportunities to us every day, in big and small ways. Depending on our state of heart and mind, we respond from fear or love. Fortunately, when this story took place, we were in a state of love where everything is possible. Read the rest of this entry »