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Are You Making Space For Joy?
December 9, 2016

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It’s the holiday season. Are you here for it? Or are you a walking to-do list, checking off the next thing, and the next thing…then someday, when it’s all DONE…then you can relax? (more…)

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How To Empower Your Children In An Uncertain World
November 19, 2016

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Wow, did things feel turned upside-down with the events of the world last week!

Things are uncertain. Many are feeling fearful and contracted (you too?). We’re seeing deep and troubling divisions. We are awakening to a world with a lot of suffering on both sides.

So, now what? How do we show up in this new world?

How do we empower our children when the world feels unstable? (more…)

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Responding, not reacting…over time
October 25, 2016

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I’m just coming from a difficult morning with my 9 year-old daughter. She wanted me to do double french-braids in her hair but she didn’t leave enough time for me to do it. We had to get to the bus stop.

She was angry -yelling and blaming me, which did not feel good.

It’s so frustrating to be at the end of her unwarranted blame. She cried as we drove away from the house. Ultimately, I was able to give her a single french braid while we waited for the bus. (more…)

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Where the Wind Whistles Through The Cracks
October 19, 2016

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As I read this quote I’m sharing with you today, it reminded me that my mistakes, my shadow, have offered me my greatest chance to learn.

We’re so afraid to look at our mistakes, to admit that we are not perfect. It’s no surprise, everything in our culture points us to never-ending improvement and perfection.

Yet, every failure has become a source of learning. Every instance I’m reminded of my flawed humanity, I can connect more fully with others. (more…)

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With Our Thoughts We Make The World
October 12, 2016

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I’ve been feeling a bit anxious over the last few days because I have oral surgery tomorrow. Up until now I’ve been able to appreciate how lucky I am to be able to get this tooth implant. I have a lot of gratitude for the prosperity that enables it.

But now, as it’s so close, fear creeps up.

The interesting thing is that I can see that my fear arises with my thoughts about the surgery.

My thinking drives my fear.

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