Week of Awakening – December 2021

Click on image to download; for personal use only Welcome to the last Week of Awakening. As we bring 2021 to a close this month, we are called upon to reflect on the life we’ve led and the life we want to lead. We can do that by grounding ourselves in the present moment, tuningContinue reading “Week of Awakening – December 2021”

Mindful Parenting = Unconditional Acceptance

In Mr. Roger’s quote, replace “good” with “mindful” and you have the definition of mindful parenting. Mindfulness is kind hearted attention. It is non-judgmental awareness. It is unconditional acceptance of the moment just as it is, not how we want it to be. I invite you to ask yourself a series of questions: What doContinue reading “Mindful Parenting = Unconditional Acceptance”

How School Drop-Off Became a Mindful Parenting Moment

When my first child was around 2 yrs old, we were in line for coffee and they were singing in their stroller. A person behind me said that when a child sings you know they’re happy. This has stayed with me and every time I hear one of my kids singing, I smile and getContinue reading “How School Drop-Off Became a Mindful Parenting Moment”

Meditation On Vacation With Kids

My family and I have begun our first day of vacation. I have always found maintaining my meditation practice on vacation with kids to be particularly challenging. This vacation I have vowed to meditate every morning. Well, if you saw me this morning, you would have seen someone quietly sitting on the hotel couch withContinue reading “Meditation On Vacation With Kids”

Cultivate Compassionate Connections: Join a Parent Book Club

“It’s natural for parents to want to help their kids feel good, but what we may be missing is also helping them care about others.” ~ Michele Borba Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World I recently had the privilege of co-facilitating my kids’ school district’s first parent book club. It was a collaborationContinue reading “Cultivate Compassionate Connections: Join a Parent Book Club”

Mindful Parenting: Failure, Compassion & Growth

If we can hold our anger, our sorrow, and our fear with the energy of mindfulness, we will be able to recognize the roots of our suffering. We will be able to recognize the suffering in the people we love as well. Mindfulness helps us to not be angry at our loved ones, because whenContinue reading “Mindful Parenting: Failure, Compassion & Growth”