The warm sunshine streaming through my window this morning is a powerful reminder of how desperately I need more compassion in my life. The frozen, snow-covered ground and brisk, dry air await outside my doorstep but so does the light and warmth of our glorious sun. My intention today is to allow the sun to shine light on the places where I’m weighed down by regrets or missed opportunities. It’s
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Many parents look at me with surprise when I ask them about the voices that pop into their minds when they are stressed. As they give themselves permission to step back and notice these often-intrusive messages, parents can start to choose habits that bring relief and allow them to keep their cool when emotions run high. Losing your cool is a result of getting overwhelmed by emotions. These emotions originate
Who would have predicted the year 2020 and the challenges it would place on parents? Who could have imagined, one year ago, that parents would become experts in e-learning? Or in video conferencing? Or in following daily CDC guidelines? Now, as we turn the page to a new year, give yourself credit for all you have done to survive. It is natural for people, especially parents, to focus on all