|My kiddos having a great time with Jan.|
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
|12 Revolutionary Strategies To Nurture|
Your Child's Developing Mind
In part, my excitement stems from seeing that science is finally proving what those of us interested in the metaphysical have intuited for so many years: that the integration of mind, body and spirit is imperative for optimal health. But beyond that, I am excited by the prospect of a book that helps families not by simply giving parents band-aid solutions, but by offering revolutionary insight into why our children behave the way they do, why what we're doing may not be working and giving us simple, effective strategies for what to do next!
Monday, October 17, 2011
|Does your daughter believe that real beauty comes|
in all shapes, colors and sizes?
In 2011, Dove released the findings of its largest global study to date on women’s relationship with beauty—The Real Truth About Beauty: Revisited. The study revealed that only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful, and that anxiety about looks begins at an early age. In a study of over 1,200 10-to-17-year-olds, a majority of girls, 72%, said they felt tremendous pressure to be beautiful. The study also found that only 11% of girls around the world feel comfortable using the word beautiful to describe their looks, showing that there is a universal increase in beauty pressure and a decrease in girls' confidence as they grow older. Though Dove's efforts have moved the needle in a positive direction, there is more to be done.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” — Thornton Wilder
|I'm starting to feel that this is what I|
look like most of the time.
I had a particularly tough day with my children yesterday. It started out well, but ended up with me being really frustrated, angry and feeling completely and totally taken for granted. I sat down to write a post which quickly became a long list of everything I do in a single day that no one gives me thanks for. Thankfully I didn't publish it because upon re-reading it I realized it was simply a long litany of complaints.
And then I felt guilty. How can I complain about my life? Of course there are days that are really hard and I feel pushed to the limit. There are days when I feel massive disappointment. There are days when I don't know how I am going to get through the next 10 minutes let alone the next few hours. There are days when I am mean and grumpy and selfish and self-sabotaging. But in between those moments there are spaces (and sometimes long stretches) when I have clarity. That clarity usually takes the form of noticing wonderful parts of my life. So yes, I am able to get out of my way and be thankful for all that is good in my life. But what about the things that aren't so good? I wondered to myself: can I be thankful for those things as well?
Monday, October 3, 2011
|It looks pretty happy-go-lucky, doesn't it?|