Posts Tagged ‘authenticity’

My 8-year old started her business today

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 »

What is missing from your love life?

Discussing our love lives is a taboo subject in some circles.  I am not sure why, other than our own insecurities and fears.  What seems to be missing for most people is present moment connectedness.

We must be present in mind, body, and spirit to really share the art of love making with another soul.  When we operate with agendas, deadlines, and outcomes, our love lives fall short. 

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Support Hive | a minimalist approach to friends

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. 

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How to Break the Shyness Epidemic

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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Recipe for Love

Colorado stream

"Don't say no; Go with the flow." ~ Henry's favorite intention

If feeding love grows happy kids (revisit Feed Love | Grow Happy Kids), then let’s exchange some recipes for love.

One of my favorites is Deepak Chopra’s, The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents.  He takes big, cosmos concepts and states them in 7 simple statements of intention.  The idea is that this makes it easy to share with our children.  The truth is:  this makes it easy for us to learn and then role model to our children.  Read the rest of this entry »

Courage to Be True

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 »

My Teachers | My Life Lessons

Is it possible my children were sent to me to raise me?  The last sentence of my last post, gave me a whole new paradigm to contemplate.  If the first step to raise my children is to raise myself, then is it fair to induce that my children were sent to me to raise me.  Read on if you would like to consider that our children are the teachers of our life lessons. Read the rest of this entry »

Tame the Tiger

Tame the Tiger

Tame the Tiger by Emily

You have heard about the Tiger Mom, and probably gasped with judgment and self-righteousness.  That was my initial reflex.  With further contemplation, I began to formulate an idea that maybe we all have a little tiger in us.  The Tiger Mom may be a bigger tiger than most, or maybe she is just more honest and forthcoming.  Conscious parenting is a tool for taming our tiger.  Offering unconditional love and acceptance, and honoring the pure potential in our children is conscious parenting.      Read the rest of this entry »

BOTH freedom of choice AND pro-life | a life of plenty

Are you true to yourself?  Do you honor your intentions in all aspects of your life?  Do you lead with your highest values in your family, social, and spiritual life?  Do you choose love in all the small and ordinary ways?

Sometimes we don’t see the freedom of choice in the little things, so I thought I would use a big one to make the point, and you can apply it to the small ones.  Since we just had the March for Life in Washington D.C., I thought abortion would be a good topic, fresh in our minds. Read the rest of this entry »