Your Kids: Are They Ordinary or Extraordinary?

Posted on September 17, 2019

When we are away from our kids, we only talk about them: the funny things they say and do, the bratty quick responses they give, the challenges that we face with them, the dilemmas of small happenings at school, and so on. You know, the ordinary day-to-day stuff. You do it, I still do it (and my “kids” are adults), everyone does it! We find ourselves saying, “Can’t wait to get away for a few days” or “So ready for…

Back to School: Using Your Heart Space and Not Your Head Space

Posted on August 27, 2019

I know I just wrote a post with some back-to-school tips, but every day I still hear about the bittersweet “trauma” that parents feel as they send off their children. Parents who have younger children are excited to have their routines back, but they are inundated and exhausted by the back-to-school “to-do” list. Parents with older children—especially those with young adults who are going off to college—are experiencing separation anxiety, worrying about their children’s upcoming school year and crazy-busy helping…

Celebrate “Mindful” Pajamas-at-Home Day

Posted on September 3, 2019

On Sunday I actually hung around the house in pajamas until 4 p.m., and I must admit it was exactly the prescription I needed to recover from two busy work weeks. Here are the highlights of my experience: My Sunday morning treat—masala-chai and half a sourdough toast with butter—never tasted better! I felt like there was no-thing to do and nowhere to be. My mind and body were in a state of deep relaxation. I breathed more deeply, and my…

Evolve 2019 Conference with Dr. Shefali — Join Me!

Posted on August 20, 2019

“It’s no surprise we fail to tune in to our children’s essence. How can we listen to them, when so many of us barely listen to ourselves? How can we feel their spirit and hear the beat of their heart if we can’t do this in our own life?”  ― Shefali Tsabary, The Conscious Parent   We are all yearning for a deeper connection with our children. Our intentions are always in the right place. We all want to raise our children…

The Parenting Pedestal

Posted on September 10, 2019

I was at the mall yesterday, and outside the dressing room, I could hear a mom screaming at her two boys (maybe nine and six years old) about how they were “ungrateful little shits” and didn’t “deserve the privilege of being in a mall.” The dad, who was just a few feet away, heard this and walked over, and the mom then went off on him about not watching “his ill-mannered bratty boys fighting over a stupid toy car” while…