Research shows that practicing gratitude has many benefits. Have you ever heard of the saying that the grass isn’t greener on the other side, it’s greener where you water it? Another way to put that is that what you focus on grows. So, the more you take time to notice and reflect upon the things […]
Find Joy and Fulfillment In Your Life
We all aspire for great things for our kids. Yet we settle for much less for ourselves. We even sacrifice ourselves for our kids. Instead, can we BE what we want for them?
Recently I was triggered and totally reacted to my son in a way I wished I had not. In the midst of my temper tantrum, I noticed his expression and could see that he was really impacted, I could see the sadness in his eyes and the discomfort in his body language. I shifted – I […]
Parents and kids have the ability to trigger each other as no one else can. “You have no idea what a bad day I had…I have no patience for you right now…” “What were you thinking!?!?” “You need to learn a lesson about respect, young man, that is no way to talk to your father.” […]
You’ve heard people talking about self-love as if it’s just “this thing” you should just do or have. But self-love is actually hard work. Tremendous rewards, but hard work nonetheless. We don’t get taught how to love ourselves. In fact, most of us get taught how to reject and criticize ourselves, to beat ourselves up, […]
You’ve probably heard people say “you can only love others as much as you love yourself.” Myth or reality? I think it’s a myth. I mean, you love your kids like crazy, right? And most people have been in loving romantic relationships and have loving, compassionate friendships. So, nah, I don’t buy it…I think we can love […]