The commitment to conscious parenting requires unequivocal steadfastness to showing up each day and mindfully responding to the thrills and chills, the ups and downs, the joys and sorrows, the wins and the losses--embracing each roller coaster moment to its fullest. This doesn't mean for me, though, that there aren't times of making huge mistakes, times of ending up with 'egg on my face', times when my actions or words demand an apology. Every little happening bears a gift, a lesson, a reward, especially--maybe only--when I re-connect with the silent observer who resides in that realm of equanimity regardless of outer conditions. This Blog will journal some of my hits and misses in the conscious parenting voyage to raising happy, healthy kids! There will be little tidbits of inspiration from my morning quiet times. Also, it will let you know of updates to this site. Peace and Blessings!
"Newsflash, folks: THIS IS CALLED GROOMING and it’s what sexual predators do to kids!" Please read this article. https://foreverymom.com/arts-entertainment/dog-show-movie-review-grooming/. If my kids were in the age group this movie is made for, I would NOT want to take my kids to see this movie...an insidious message. (I'm glad to see reviews are describing that its opening "bombs".)
How 'benign neglect' can help your child to feel empowered! You may find it helps to let them figure things out for themselves!
Attachment parenting happens naturally when you follow your instincts and stay connected with your children and respond in the moment.
Do you struggle to set healthy boundaries around screen time and video games? Do you want your kids to enjoy the educational and entertainment benefits the online world offers without forgetting how to hit the OFF switch when things have gotten out of balance? Join parenting author Susan Stiffelman for a free series called Parenting in the Digital Age. Speakers include Byron Katie, Alanis Morissette, Dr. Dan Siegel, Glennon Doyle Melton, and a host of other writers, teachers, and experts in the field. Just click here to sign up! parentingwithoutpowerstruggles.ontraport.net/t?orid=56752&opid=12Wondering how much is too much when it comes to screen time? Whether your child is old enough for a cell phone? Worried about how much your kids are on social media?I am writing to invite you to be a part of a FREE online series with bestselling author and family therapist Susan Stiffelman on Parenting in the Digital Age. Speakers include Byron Katie, Alanis Morissette, Dr. Dan Siegel, and a host of other writers, teachers, and experts in the field.
Registration for the entire series of classes is absolutely FREE, and replays of the classes will be available for all who register in advance, so reserve your spot today.You’ll learn….• How to help kids develop healthy habits around tech use• Why watching TV may be better than playing educational iPad games• What research suggests about the impact of screen time on the developing brain• Tips for encouraging kids to unplug…without a fight!• How to negotiate with kids wanting cell phones & social media accounts• How to tell if your youngster is using screen time to mask depression or anxiety• Ways to help kids handle frustration if it’s hard to hit the OFF switchAnd more! parentingwithoutpowerstruggles.ontraport.net/t?orid=56752&opid=12
Did you know that certain plants can lower your stress, deepen your spiritual life and even improve your sex life?
Still others can help you detox, rejuvenate your body and even curb the effects of aging…
The capacity of plants to support ALL aspects of your life is the passion of Floracopeia founder David Crow, who is simply brilliant on the subject of medicinal plants — from so-called “exotic” roots, to common herbs and spices, to aromatically pleasing essential oils.
That’s why I’m excited to invite you to a FREE virtual event with David on Wednesday, July 6, called How Medicinal Plants Can Transform Your Life’s Journey: Discovering the Power of Herbs for Health, Aging & Spiritual Awakening.
You’ll need to RSVP for your space here: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/tlj16/MetaphysicalMom/1093538/
During this virtual event, you’ll discover:
How rejuvenation and detoxification therapies can support your life’s journey, and address the effects of agingThe power of plants and herbs to increase your spiritual awarenessHow and when to use “chi tonics” and adaptogens for boosting vitality and immunity, with a focus on the Reishi mushroom, the “mushroom of immortality,” ginseng, astragalus and macaWhich herbs have “special powers” that can enhance your meditation practice, memory and cognitive functionsImportant herbs and essential oils that support deep sleep and peaceful restSimple culinary herbs that provide high levels of natural antioxidants and strong immune supportDavid unifies wisdom from many streams of healing practices into a coherent understanding that will show you how to relate more deeply with the botanical world for rejuvenation, awakening and health.
In a world increasingly dependent on pharmaceutical drugs for a variety of ailments and illnesses, it’s wonderful to discover natural, complementary therapies in the plant kingdom. (Something indigenous cultures have been doing for centuries!)
David has spent more than 30 years researching and applying medicinal plants for healing, vitality and spiritual evolution and is one of THE world’s experts in this field.
And as I mentioned, this virtual event is free — so definitely register here: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/tlj16/MetaphysicalMom/1093538/
PS – In How Medicinal Plants Can Transform Your Life’s Journey: Discovering the Power of Herbs for Health, Aging and Spiritual Awakening, David Crow will help you lessen the impact of aging and enjoy a more centered, healthy and vibrant life.
RSVP for free here: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/tlj16/MetaphysicalMom/1093538/
Wayne Dyer - Blessed BE this giant soul! Asking why he passed on at this time...?
Daily Metaphysical Mom's musings on self-love, parenting consciously, spiritual path
Came across this website which has news for kids. This clip is a cute doggie story that your kids and you will enjoy!
One mom's embracing of motherhood as a spiritual path, sharing her experiences with loving, conscious, conscious parenting, raising six-sensory children, and natural health for the whole family.
Gluten-free recipes! Enjoy the comfort of Grandma’s home-baked goodies with gluten-free modifications that appease the nostalgia for the yesteryears of childhood!
Woke up this morning feeling kind of anxious about some uncertainties about the future. This is what came to me in my morning meditation.
Feeling grateful and at peace.
If you’d like to experience a feminine path of empowerment in which you can begin to relate to Goddesses as more than mythological figures, instead bringing them into your heart as active catalysts for your awakening and service, then I’d like to introduce you to Sally Kempton.
Sally is one of our most authentic and committed teachers of the way of the divine feminine. She’s steeped in Eastern devotional practices as a scholar and practitioner, with remarkable insights into how to harness these devotional practices in the modern world.
That’s why I’m thrilled to be able to invite you to a FREE teleseminar, hosted by The Shift Network, where Sally will open the portals to a new understanding of what a Goddess practice really is during “Kissed by the Goddess of Bliss: Reclaiming the Subtle Eros of Life Through the Hindu Goddess Lalita.”
Reserve your free seat here: Kissed by the Goddess of Bliss
During this program, you’ll learn:
What does it mean to have an evolutionary relationship with a divine ‘other’, and how that relationship can open you to your human relationships.How different goddess energies express themselves through you, as you, and how to find the enlightened core of the Goddess. How goddess energy transforms our relationship to our personal and transpersonal power.The difference between egoic desire and enlightened desire, and how to know when your desires are aligned with your highest truth. On this call, Sally will introduce you to Lalita, who, while lesser known than some Goddesses like Durga or Lakshmi, Lalita has a particularly powerful way of calling us into a relationship with bliss.
You will discover the way to invoke this energy in yourself through meditation and contemplation, so that you can express it powerfully in different aspects of your life.
It’s going to be fascinating! Register here (it’s FREE) and you will receive a link to the recording if you can’t make the scheduled call: Kissed by the Goddess of Bliss
PS: Sally makes it clear that Lalita holds keys to expand your capacity for vibrant pleasure and offers keys for the true healing of our world. Kissed by the Goddess of Bliss
Check out this video I uploaded to YouTube a few days ago of our adorable wolf-hybrid puppies!
Our Wolf Hybrid Puppies!
If we are to truly make a difference in our world, we must look to how we parent our children. They are our future.
How we raise them plays a undeniable role in their ability to contribute to the greater good with deep compassion and confidence.
And all the help we can get is a good thing. That is why I am so excited about and want everyone to know about -- not only those with kids of their own -- the upcoming, Parenting with Presence Summit. It really resonates with my strongest beliefs that it is so important that we all bring conscious awareness to raising our collective consciousness and our future generations.
This powerful 4-day event, which starts next Tuesday, features world-renowned luminaries and parenting experts, including Host Susan Stiffelman, Marianne Williams, Arianna Huffington, Jane Goodall, Harville Hendrix, Congressman Tim Ryan and many more.
They will be sharing from the fields of psychology, science and spirituality, deep insights and proven parenting strategies -- so that we'll have the necessary skills to help our kids navigate this increasingly complex world with joy and resilience.
If you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, “Auntie” or “Uncle,” this summit will provide you information that should have come in the “owner’s manual” that you wish accompanied every child – but doesn’t!
Please help spread the word about this important event. The future of our world literally rests in the hands, minds and hearts of our children. The more we can do, as parents, to prepare them for this responsibility–the more beautiful our world will become.
Let others know they can join you here: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/pwp14MM/MetaphysicalMom/
We're there to experience the irritation, frustration and even anger, when faced with negotiations and power struggles – over everything from homework to brushing teeth to bedtime. As a parent, we know the beauty and blessings that our children bring into our life. We also know the challenges that come with raising a child.
The little bundle of joy that arrives in our world (without an owner's manual!) magically transforms into a toddler, and eventually, a teenager. And we’re there with them every step of the way – through the ups and downs, the joys and sorrows.
And we’re also there for the indescribable sweetness – moments when our kids surprise us with their curiosity and heart-melting innocence. Through all the challenges and joyful moments, we are given an opportunity to grow, expand and evolve into a more effective parent – and a more conscious human being.
That's why I am inviting you to join me at The Parenting Presence Summit. The line-up of speakers is awesome and I have learned so much from many of them.
"See" you there!
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