Posts Tagged ‘peaceful parenting’

Guideposts for our New Home | local sustainable natural

"It's not hard, when you know what you want."

This week I set a goal to pick-out all building materials for our big, little move.  In three hours, I chose all the building materials for our new home.

I saw my friend before and then again after the expedition.  She inquired if my mission was complete.  When I said, “It is, and surprising effortlessly.”  She replied, “It’s not hard, when you know what you want.”  How true and real her words are. Read the rest of this entry »


How’s your chi?

Energy work is a passion of mine; minimalism is an intention of mine.  Traveling down the path of both led me to the intersection called Feng Shui.  And what perfect timing, as we complete our final house plans with the architect.  Our Zen Barn, as I fondly refer to it, is beginning to come alive in spirit and form.    Read the rest of this entry »


Gardening with Children: If I plant rude-bagas, I can’t expect sweet peas


On a personal note:  This is my contemplation and how the title of my blog came to be.  I began writing this months ago, and today I decided to let go – to plant it, nourish it, and let it grow into whatever it is intended to be.  I am not sure how long I could have held and massaged it, protected and perfected, not wanting to let go until I knew the outcome, the fruit of my labor.  If we are just still and observe, we don’t have to look far to see our unconscious patterns.  Writing shows me a lot about myself and my parenting, and always a work in progress.  So today I let go of my attachment and marinate in wonder and anticipation of the fruit.      

Peace in Bloom

Peace in Bloom


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I AM | the secret to my peaceful home

What is wrong with my home?  I AM.  What is right with my home?  I AM.  If the answers to these questions resonate with you, this “homework” is for you.      Read the rest of this entry »


How Do We Teach Our Children to Mind?

Mindfulnessmind [mahynd] – verb (without object)

  1. to be in a state of awareness;
  2. to take notice, observe, or understand;
  3. to care or feel concern. Read the rest of this entry »

Love Transforms Your Home

If you believe you are free to choose your actions and reactions, and are responsible for your own life, then this may be the pivotal foundation block of which to build your life purpose.  Our purpose in life is to love more and fear less.  We live our purpose through conscious living and the choices we make in our everyday experiences.  Read the rest of this entry »


Keep the Peace on Snow Days

peace on snow day

After 4 ½ snow days, I have read numerous panicked facebook posts about what to do with “little monsters” and the havoc they create, teenagers playing video games for countless hours, and families in complete chaos of stuff, things, noise, and junk food.

It is not only possible to survive the snow days, but also to keep the peace.   Read the rest of this entry »


Peaceful Bedtime |Purposeful Life

Ending my day, surrounded in love and peace, is a day lived with purpose.  Creating a purposeful day, every day, is a life lived with purpose.   Weaving our highest values into the fabric of our days creates a beautiful tapestry of our lives.      Read the rest of this entry »