Accepting that you are not alone is a difficult and yet immensely rewarding accomplishment during difficult times. Making decisions and dealing with suffering leave many feeling lost and alone and in need of comfort and support. This weekend in our community was Relay For Life, a time for coming together after months of fundraising to support … Continue reading Accepting That You Are Not Alone
How many times a day do you think you make a choice? Depending on your outlook you may think it is a lot, or none at all, being assured that others make the decisions for you. We all make choices from an extra 10 minutes of sleep, to grabbing an umbrella, or washing the coffee … Continue reading Take the Easy Route
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
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
In the 90s as a middle school teacher, I assisted a bit in the production, as much as my talents allowed, of the play version of Marlo Thomas and friends’, “Free to Be You and Me “. I remember that the kids really enjoyed it as did I. Listening to sound bites of the songs … Continue reading Fearlessly Free to Be You and Me
What parent likes to heart those infamous words, “I am bored!” None that I know of as it usually is the precursor to whining and complaining and a need to be entertained. Boredom comes with the belief that children always need to be doing something. Sayings like “An idle mind is the devil’s playground”, has … Continue reading Too Much Boredom!