After successfully raising her children into adulthood, one mother now faces a new challenge — how to be a parent to adult children — Ask me how to take care of children. I got you. Ask me how to raise good people with manners. A mix of structure and praise does the trick. … [Read more...] about The Complex Rules for Raising Adult Children: From Protector to Guide
Finding balance — physical and emotional — is a natural state of being at all life stages, but with age and responsibilities, it requires conscious attention — From our first steps, each memorable moment of our lives leads us to find our balance. As parents, we watch with … [Read more...] about A Mindful Approach to Restoring Your Balance in Body, Mind and Spirit
Once fearing the void of silence in her life, one woman learns to embrace it, inviting in new sounds, thoughts and perspectives — We live in a world of constant noise. From young children to the elderly, if it is not the TV or music, we are listening to a podcast or … [Read more...] about Finding Solace in Silence
Incorporating service into her family life helped one mother teach her children the profound importance of helping one another — As parents negotiating our small children's lives, many of us seek out books and information on how to not screw up our kids, tapping into the … [Read more...] about The Importance of Community Service in Shaping the Values of Our Children
Often, when we say “I’m sorry,” the words end up flat and the apology hollow. It’s time to become more conscious of our words to better reflect our feelings — I feel like my grandmother when I start a sentence with “Back in the day…” but in this one case, I think it is … [Read more...] about Don’t Tell Me You’re Sorry: A Call for More Honest Communication
Some people use failure to propel them forward, others use it as an excuse. Which are you? You are capable of far more than you think! — We’ve all been there. Standing in the yoga or fitness class of your choice preparing for an hour-long break in your routine. The … [Read more...] about I Can’t… or Maybe I Can: Releasing Our Limiting Beliefs of Our Potential
How a tattoo helped to connect a mother to her son by reminding her to let go of worry and embrace mindfulness instead — Last summer my son and I decided to get matching tattoos. He was heading to graduate school ten hours away, and I was having some trouble with … [Read more...] about Worry vs. Mindfulness: A Life Lesson
How a single word — OK — is so often used to cover the reality of our experience of life and closes us off from those who care enough to ask — Did you ever stop and think about how many times a day you use the word ‘okay’ or the even shorter version ‘OK’? The … [Read more...] about I’m OK: What Does That Really Mean For You?