As some of you know, I am on the board of the Kids’ Compassion Project. In preparation for a recent event, I wanted to create a discussion guide to briefly explain to parents how to teach children to be compassionate. You’d think after this much advanced training, I could hammer out a few bullet points (ha!). I’m still chewing on this but here’s what I know so far.Read More
Finding the right therapist is difficult, therapy is expensive, and growth is hard work. So I sweat through a lot of shirts…then I decided I wanted to do more, I wanted to create a piece of a solution. That’s Cultivate.Love, a blog where people who want to change their life can find affordable, accessible essays, guided meditations, and other tools for creating the life they want on their schedule with no credit card required. What if you could improve your life now, for free, with the tools in front of you? Welcome to Cultivate Your Life. Join the conversation now.Read More
I don't say that you are tattooed on my heart but there you are. and years from now, know that I when I look up at a vast sky of stars, I silently wish you peace and love and all life has to offer.Read More
Source material: Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne, M.Ed.
First description here: http://www.imfcanada.org/simplicity-parenting
"Payne describes the four pillars of excess as having too much stuff, too many choices, too much information and too much speed.
When children are overwhelmed they lose the precious down time they need to explore, reflect and release tension. Too many choices erodes happiness, robbing kids of the gift of boredom which encourages creativity and self-directed learning. And most importantly “too much” steals precious time....
So, how do we as parents protect our kids in this new “normal” society has created? Simple, we say no. We protect our kids and say no, so we can create space for them to be kids. No, Sam can’t make the birthday party on Saturday. No, Sophie can’t make soccer practice this week. And we recreate regular down time providing a sense of calm and solace in their otherwise chaotic worlds."