To be playful is the nature of the soul. How we know this is by looking at children. The unconditioned human (and all mammal younglings for that matter) enter the world with a drive and a need to play. Playfulness is how we learn, connect, and grow. This is not a controversial point – we… Continue reading Five Ways to Tap into Playfulness as a Parent – and Why
If you’re like me you scroll on Facebook and get lost on the internet more than you’d prefer to. Guess what – there’s nothing wrong with you! You can drop the guilt and drama and thinking and talking about how you shouldn’t look at your phone so much. The problem isn’t you – it’s screens… Continue reading 7 Radical Self-Loving Steps You Can Take to Detach from Your Smart Phone and Social Media Addiction
Hurricane Digging trenches to prevent flooding Sandbags at doors to prevent flooding Boards on window Preparing for power outage Ice blocks to keep fridge cold Power out for 7 days Still had running water, hot water, and gas stove for cooking (not too bad at all) Life slowed down Dark at night (what?!) Where to… Continue reading Last Week’s Opportunities for Surrender
Today was our first official day of homeschooling. ❤ It was sweet and simple! Looking forward to tomorrow, the next day, and the whole upcoming year. I could share so much more than just the photos below – like what this choice means for me personally and spiritually, and why we’re choosing to homeschooling,… Continue reading Sweet First Day Homeschooling
Parenting comes with a lot of decision-making. We’re given the responsibility to influence and essentially direct the life course of our children. What kind of life are we going to live? Who will our association be? What health choices will we make? What educational choices will we make? Where do we turn to for guidance… Continue reading How Am I to Know What to Do?
My husband and I added spiritual life to our family life 3 years ago. Actually this month is the anniversary of the very beginning of the awakening process we experienced, which started in June 2014. Prior to 3 years ago, we were caring people, striving to be good and do good. We were eating organic… Continue reading From Empty to Nourished: Parenting with a Practice, a Path, and a Prayer
Communication in a relationships is not always easy…. I’m sure you completely understand this from personal experience… When there is conflict or a challenge in a relationship, there are 3 elements needed for meaningful satisfying communication to occur. Willingness, skills, and structure. Willing participants who have enough skill to participate in a communication structure that’s… Continue reading A Six-Step Conscious Communication Structure for Couples