Dear U.S., Separating Kids from their Parents has got to stop!

This week I drove across my state while news continued to break about the refugee crisis at the southern border of the U.S. As I navigated the turns and traffic using GPS, without any loss of cell phone coverage, WAZE alerted me to various hazards including cops and roadkill while my kids slept comfortably inContinue reading “Dear U.S., Separating Kids from their Parents has got to stop!”

Learning to be Secure

My son was having a difficult time with self-control this evening. Even with knowing the consequences of his behavior, he choose to act out; losing his coveted tablet time for the rest of the day. So there I was, having my feathers ruffled by a 7-year-old throwing a 7-year-old temper tantrum, because I did notContinue reading “Learning to be Secure”

The 8-Minute Miracle Shift Every Parent and Child Needs

After an emotionally stressful day at work taking care of post-divorce fall-out, and wrestling with some personal demons, I drove directly to my children’s school to pick them up. They were in their after-school programs and being away from them all day, it had been my habit to make a bee-line to each of theirContinue reading “The 8-Minute Miracle Shift Every Parent and Child Needs”

The Nihilism of Parental Perfectionism

As a new mother, I was especially keen on how I viewed what would make me a better mother and what wouldn’t. I was very judgmental in my views of myself. My views became so narrowed in their focus, however, that I was missing the bigger picture. In trying to live up to an unrealisticContinue reading “The Nihilism of Parental Perfectionism”

Relationships: Insecure Attachments

Sometimes we go through life completely unaware of some of our own inner mechanisms and motivations. In doing research for an upcoming certification exam, I discovered a research article that had discovered a correlation between women who have pelvic pain and who are insecurely attached. So naturally, my inner “armchair psychologist” wanted to know more. Continue reading “Relationships: Insecure Attachments”

The Heart: Mother Part III

http://youtu.be/a4tD8dy9Reg “For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ― Cynthia Occelli It can be a challenge to connect so deeply with the dark that one forgets thatContinue reading “The Heart: Mother Part III”

Acquiescence of Suffering: Mother Part II

A Follow Up to “Mother” “Beautiful” played this morning as I drove to work in tears. It seems to be my attempt at balance in this time of deep and painful introspection while I clear.  After writing this post, I began to feel relief as I recognized that this clearing that I am doing rightContinue reading “Acquiescence of Suffering: Mother Part II”

Mother

Crying babies held to breast in love, Easy to care for physical needs. Eat, sleep, change, hold and then just repeat. As they grow, their needs start expanding, Teaching, learning, much to discerning, Mom feeling her own wounds more clearly. Her faith in the unseen comes and goes, Feeling, being, becoming open. In healing childhood heart’sContinue reading “Mother”

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