Today is Thanksgiving and for many it will be a day of food, and tomorrow may be a day of feeling tired, bloated, regretful and feeling shame. The day after any celebration is often the first day of some new eating regime. Been there many times and unfortunately without much success because I didn't … Continue reading Loving Your Body Gratefully
Nearly everyone was surprised that Donald Trump won the US election in November. Watching the news, it was clear to see that he would lose. But silently there were supporters hoping for the impossible. Lots of them- enough to take the Electoral College and shock the world. For eight years, liberals spoke out as "the … Continue reading A “Silent” Majority is Irresponsible
Frustrated? Angry? Worried? Sick of things not going your way EVER??? Are you expected to do things when you are busy doing something else? Tired of being told what to do all the time?? You think you should be in charge of your own life and fed up with feeling powerless. Whether you are 14 … Continue reading You Always Had The Power
Belief built on hope knows miracles are coming, and responds with a knowing grateful smile and a silent thank you from the heart. His will be done.
By the teen years young people can have picked up many skills of adults and perform them with skill. Interest levels can take them to the top even at a very early age. Childhood is the time for them to learn how to care for themselves and perform tasks under supervision that they will need to master in … Continue reading When Teens Need Some Slack
Blessed are those who give from their heart for they have found their path. Mother Theresa is the first that comes to mind, but you don't have to walk the streets of Calcutta to be a lightworker. Giving from the heart-without expecting reciprocity or thanks can take place anywhere. Gifts from the heart can be … Continue reading Gifts From the Heart
Years ago, "You Are What You Eat", was frequently remembered in my family from John A Gambling on his radio show, "Rambling with Gambling". Although I didn't find a reference for it, my father repeated it from time to time, and later my husband did as well. Unfortunately, I didn't hear it for the seriousness … Continue reading You Are What You Eat
Today I am borrowing from a much wiser and well known writer to help convey an important parenting concept. If like me, you grew up hearing "Do as I say not as I do," and tried that as a way of parenting, you probably have already discovered that it doesn't work. Integrity is a much … Continue reading Model What You Want Them To Be
A conversation with a middle-schooler a few weeks back following a discussion about communicating after death was even more eye opening than the original one. She asked me how I would come back to her after I died. I responded, "as a hummingbird and what about you?" Her response was, "as a black and orange cat." … Continue reading Does your child feel like a stray?
Can your kids be quiet and be IN quiet without getting antsy? One kid very dear to my heart has a hard time in the car with nothing to do. "I'm bored! There is nothing to do!" is a constant complaint. My response, "We are doing something, we are having a conversation," for some reason has no … Continue reading Kids Can Follow the Mindful Path to Peace and Joy