Hello my love! Wishing you a holiday season filled with light. Whether this season stirs in you joy or irritation, sadness or bliss, or maybe all the above, I offer you this gift: Nothing is wrong. Nope. None of it. And since nothing is wrong, there will be nothing to beat up on yourself about. And… Continue reading Monday Love
It’s my birthday! Almost. Which means, The Love Letter Projects is one year old. It feels great, having committed to this project for a whole year. Showing up every Monday and Friday no matter what. Playing with mindfulness, love and allowing as it happens (or not) in my day-to-day life. I love writing and I… Continue reading Happy Birthday!
Oh what wonderful contrast I am offered when I spend time with my beloved family! And to be clear, I choose to spend time with them every year. I look forward to it. I love it. And I twist and turn trying to escape the discomfort of the contradictory thoughts and feelings that overcome me… Continue reading Family
Today’s going to be a very good day… Unless I start it by looking at Facebook. When you compare you despair… Oops. To be fair, I didn’t actually start the day with Facebook. I started with meditation and granola. I just logged on to see a message from my uncle. An unexpected person to receive… Continue reading What’s your story?
Last night I boarded a big hunk of metal with wings, flew through the sky, was picked up in a brand-spanking-new luxury car and driven to a place where I was greeted with pure love and delight. The kind of love that only puppies and young children know about. And there were four of… Continue reading Abundance
Today is five of five in my exploration of mindful parenting. What keeps coming back to me is how I do anything is how I do everything. How I live my life is directly connected to how I parent. Nothing is separate. It’s not me over here and my kids over there. It includes… Continue reading Mindful Parenting: Divorce, Baby Daddy and Me.
Sometimes I take dance breaks. Today I’m breaking for smiles. An achy head is making me kinda fuzzy today, and I’m finding it hard to write the post I wanted. Number 5 in my five -part series exploring mindful parenting, can wait. This moment calls for deep kindness in the form of permission to choose… Continue reading Taking a Laughter Break: Mindfulness with an Achy Head
Today I was going to explore more on the topic of boundaries, but as life would have it (always life has its way with me) my fifteen-year-old son has given me a beautiful growth opportunity this week…and I am in it! Usually I like to wait until I am on the other side of… Continue reading Plant Strange Seeds: Parenting Mindfully, The Teens You Adore.
There’s an expression, give’em enough rope to hang him/herself. It suggests if one gives someone enough freedom of action, they may destroy themselves by foolish actions. Contrary to this, I was raising my kids within a philosophy of freedom. I chose a school (pre-k and elementary) for them that’s part of a free school… Continue reading Mindful Parenting: Creating Boundaries Not Walls
Sixteen seconds of pleasure. That’s what I’m practicing for the next month. First thing when I wake up. No, not that kind of pleasure. Though it could be. Today was day two, and something amazing happened already. And yes, it’s parenting-related. Stay with me for a moment. Mindfulness does not ask that you never… Continue reading Tuning Out and Plugging In. Mindfully. — connecting with our kids, part 2 —