Upcoming Mindful Parenting Workshop!!!

I am thrilled to announce that I will be co-hosting a Mindful Parenting Workshop with Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Jessica Shank.

If you would like to create more calm in your family and learn valuable tools for avoiding power struggles, this workshop is for you.

Mindful Parenting can reduce stress and reactivity, improve awareness and focus, and increase empathy and compassion. This workshop will inspire you and your family to incorporate a mindful parenting practice in your daily life.



Details:

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019; 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Where: Mill Valley Recreation Center
180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA

Register: Call MV Rec Center (415) 383-1370

Course Code: 51964 Cost: $77 per person

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5 Ways To Be More Patient

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I wrote my first picture book! I was super excited and I knew in my heart it would only be a matter of months before I found the right publisher and children everywhere would be reading my important story.

But weeks turned into months and months turned into years. Today, I am still working on my picture books and waiting to find a literary agent to publish my work.

It would be easy to give up. It would be easy to feel like The Universe is against me. It would be easy to let this throw me off my dream of teaching mindfulness to children and their parents.

I'm going to let you in on a little secret though ... I am not beaten down by this seemingly misfortune and here is why - Patience!

Patience is the ability to accept or tolerate delay. Here are my tips for cultivating patience. Use them to keep yourself on track - 

1. Be In the Now - Stay present in the goals you are achieving today. Instead of letting the mind spin with fear of the what might not work out, look for what IS working today!

2. Pause and Breathe - When you start to worry about your future goals not coming to fruition, stop and take a deep breath. It is scientifically proven that the breath can put your body into a state of calm and bring you back to the NOW. 


3. Look For The Good - When I wanted to get that book published I had a dream of being an author, but because I didn't get published right away, I was forced to think outside the box. I started my own business to gain a platform, I went on to get further certifications and I started doing contractual work for companies like Expedia to teach mindfulness. I never dreamed I could have my own business and that came from the seeming rejection of the book deal I dreamed of. We don't know what will happen. There are infinite possibilities, so dream big but know that what you are meant to accomplish might be even BIGGER!

4. Notice You Mood: Can You Change It? If you are in fear about things not working out or feeling irritated with those around you, ask yourself if you can change your mood? Sometimes holding a space of awareness is enough to shift your thoughts from negative to positive. A failed business proposal may mean some extra time with your family. A difficult friendship with a co-worker might be a chance to make some new friends in the office. Shifting our perception is empowering.

5. Practice Nonresistance - Acceptance doesn't mean that you have to like something, but can you accept what is for this moment? I didn't like that my book wasn't getting published as quickly as I had thought it would, but I was able to accept that and grow from that experience. Resisting what is can be painful and drain you of valuable energy that you could be using to create new ideas.

Check out this new great resource- Patience the Podcast.  Hear how other entrepreneurs and industry leaders are cultivating patience in their lives. 



This Is One Of The Greatest Gifts You Can Give To Your Child

I watched the movie Caroline with the babysitter and now I am really scared," my son blurted out. It turns out he didn't want to tell me because he was afraid I would be upset that he watched a scary movie.

"Oh, I understand that." I said. "When I was little I took something from the store and I was terrified to tell my mom, but I also felt horrible because I knew stealing was wrong. So I carried around all this guilt that I didn't need to have because my mom wasn't mad at me when I was finally honest."

As parents, we are often afraid to tell our children the "bad" things we have done because we are worried that they will somehow think it is okay for them to do those same things. But, research shows that this is not the case.

When you share with your child the mistakes your have made and the things you have tried, you are helping them learn from your experience. And, you are normalizing their feelings and emotions. This is such a priceless gift that we can give our kids.

None of us have to do life alone. So, be open and honest with your kiddos in a way that is appropriate for their age.

When I left my son's room tonight he said, "Goodnight! I feel SO much better!" What a gift for both of us.

With Love,

Laura

If you child isn't listening ...

We stood in line for the Happy Swing at the County Fair. The girl in front of us didn't want to go on the ride. "Knock it off," said the mom to her daughter, "this isn't a scary ride. You are getting on this ride or we are going home." After a long back and forth, the daughter got on the ride.

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I'm not here to judge this beautiful Mama. I get it. I know that frustration too. However, when we pressure our children into doing what we want them to do, evidence shows that it is those children who later in life cave to peer pressure around things like sex and drug use.

So, what can you do when your child won't listen?

In this case, you can empathize with your child. You can mirror back to her the fear she is having and share a story about how you have walked through fear before too. And then, really ask yourself if it matters in the long run whether or not your daughter rides the Happy Swing. Maybe this is a time that she can just wait until she is comfortable and wants to go?

In general, when your child won't listen you can ...

- be kind, yet firm (I love you, and it is time to go now).

- ask motivational questions (what do you need to do so we can get to school on time?).

- create routines and agreements ahead of time (when we go to the restaurant for dinner, what are the agreements for how we will eat and wait?).

With Love,

Laura

How To Reset

Your child yells at you. They tell you that they hate you. Here’s how you can reset  ...


Also, a special shout out to Brene Brown for her incredible book, The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting. It’s so refreshing to read a parenting book rooted in whole hearted living that teaches us how to raise children without shame. 

It can be humbling to restart with our kids. To apologize after we have become angry. But, every time we are vulnerable in that way, we deepen our bond and demonstrate the power of owning our imperfections. 

Sending lots of love to all the overwhelmed parents out there. 

With Love,

Laura

To A Child, Love Is TIME

You want to connect more with your child.


You feel like your son is pushing you away.


You worry that you are losing your bond with your daughter.


The best way to nurture your relationship with your child is through time spent with him. Even ten minutes of one-on-one time that is free from phones and distractions can go a long way.


When you create a home of quality time that is free from shameful talk (shameful talk being, you are bad for the mistake you made or the misbehavior that you did), you will find that those connections you crave come back and your bond with your child flourishes.


Amazing job, Parents! Let's change the world as we raise connected and empathetic children.


With Love,


Laura

Do This And Stop Your Kids Next Meltdown!

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Bam! I threw the mac and cheese box on the ground. 


"Mommy, I want to see the noodles!" my four-year-old was saying over and over again.


After sitting in a plastic chair for 2 hours and watching elementary school graduation in 90 degree weather, followed by 3 hours at the local park for an end of the year party, I was d-o-n-e. 


I just wanted to make dinner in peace, feed my children, and get my butt in bed. My daughter, of course, had other plans. She wanted to help in the kitchen. She was curious if I was making her favorite noodles with the white sauce of the yucky yellow ones.


Of course, I intellectually knew that she just needed some attention and redirection. In that moment though, my anger came out as I threw the box on the ground and began to stomp away.


As my daughter started to cry, I remembered that I now had a choice. I didn't have to continue the power struggle. I didn't have to entrain my anger.


I got down on the ground and knelt in to give her a big old hug.


"I'm sorry," I said. "I am feeling tired and angry. 


I love you."


My daughter squeezed her little arms around my neck. 


The whole thing was over. The anger passed. The crying stopped. 


Want to stop a meltdown with your child? Offer a HUG. It isn't going to work 100% of the time, but it will work 90% (or more). 


And no, the hug doesn't reinforce the negative behavior. You don't have to punish your kid to make them learn. In the words of Jane Nelson, "connect before you correct!"


Happy Parenting Y'all,


Laura 

15 Quotes To Boost Your Mood

Being in a slump sucks. Sometimes, that slump feels like it lasts for way too long and the days drag on and on. 


One of my tricks for getting through those tricky times is to get a quick boost from a motivational or inspirational quote. 


I made a list of my 15 favorite quotes that always help me! Enjoy!!! 


1. “If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” - Pema Chödrön 


2. “You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” - Pema Chödrön


3. “What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day,” said Pooh.


4. “Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn


5. Piglet: “How do you spell ‘love’?”


Pooh: “You don’t spell it…you feel it.” - Winnie-the-Pooh


6. “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” - Elizabeth Gilbert


7. “There’s a crack (or cracks) in everyone…that’s how the light of God gets in.” - Elizabeth Gilbert 


8. “You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” - Brené Brown


9. “You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” - Brene Brown


10. “If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” - Maya Angelou


11. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” - Thich Nhat Hanh


12. “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”- Thich Nhat Hanh


13. “When a problem is disturbing you, don't ask, "What should I do about it?" Ask, "What part of me is being disturbed by this?” - Michael A. Singer


14. “There is no reason to constantly attempt to figure everything out” - Michael A. Singer


15. “The only permanent solution to your problems is to go inside and let go of the part of you that seems to have so many problems with reality. Once you do that, you'll be clear enough to deal with what's left.” - Michael A. Singer

How To Communicate With Your Husband

“And you’ll never sleep 12 hours again,” I half joked with a bunch of moms with toddlers. ⠀

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“Oh, but that’s not true,” they said, “you do sleep again.”⠀

And then it hit me. They had slept again because they had asked for help. I hadn’t slept again because, honestly, I hadn’t asked to sleep again. ⠀

So, I asked! ⠀

And, in a time of healing and growth with my husband, we sat down and came up with a plan. ⠀

Mamas, you don’t have to do everything alone! ⠀

You don’t have to balance work, dishes, dinners, driving, and, squeeze in a moment for yourself if you’re lucky. ⠀

Here’s how my husband and I ask for help with each other -⠀

We schedule a time for a one-on-one family meeting. ⠀

We share things that are going well and things that we need help with or concerns we have. ⠀

We stay away from blaming each other. We focus on our own feelings and our own needs. ⠀

If one of us starts to get too upset, we say we will revisit the conversation later. ⠀

Last night as my husband and I giggled while brushing our teeth, I was in awe of our connection and laughter. After having children, it has taken a lot of work to get back to that place. I’m glad we continue to work (and I’m grateful I’m no longer trying to do it all in my home). ⠀

With Love,⠀

Laura⠀

How You Can Stop Yelling At Your Kids

Last month when you screamed at your kids you swore you would never do it again. Your throat was dry and irritated after. The shame you felt lasted ALL DAY LONG. 

You don’t want to yell. You hate that part of yourself as a parent. But no matter how much you say, “I won’t scream next time,” when next time comes, there you are yelling at that beautiful little kiddo of yours.

The reason you haven’t been able to stop screaming has nothing to do with being a “bad” or “good” parent. You simply haven’t had the right plan. 

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Here is where I can help. I used to scream, but it’s so rare that I reach that point anymore. Here is what has worked for me and what can work for you too.

Tool #1: Stop, Drop, and Breathe 

Remember in grade school when we would practice how to Stop, Drop, and Roll in case of a fire?! You need just as solid of a plan for the next time you feel like screaming.  

It isn’t enough to just hope that you won’t scream again. You need a strategy in place for the next time you feel like you are about to open your mouth and explode with anger.

Will you walk away and cool down in the bathroom?

If you are driving, will you pull the car over and wait until the anger subsides? 

Can you keep a calming book in your bag to read until you are grounded again?

Is there a funny term you can tell your children so they know you are angry and the special code means mommy or daddy need a break? Have fun with this one! Maybe the code is “flying squirrel” or “naked mole rat”?!

Can you Stop, Drop, and Breathe?

Create your Stop Screaming Plan now!

Tool #2: Plan Talk Time 

Oh man, I wanted to scold my kids for not picking up their toys when I had asked them FIVE MILLION TIMES.

Instead of yelling though, I went over to the white board where I keep Family Meeting Topics and wrote down the problem, “not picking up toys.” 

I knew that I would later have a chance to talk to my kids about the problem and that during that family meeting, we would brainstorm solutions to solve this problem. I didn’t need to yell because because I knew that we would have a constructive conversation later. 

Remember, not everything has to be done right now.

Tool #3: Dig Down Deep 

Maybe you didn’t feel heard as a child, so now when your child doesn’t listen, you feel like screaming?

Maybe you aren’t aware of what is developmentally appropriate for the age of your and by better understanding normal child behavior, you will feel less reactive to your child? 

Maybe your need for perfectionism is coming out onto your child and you are projecting perfectionism on them?

Or maybe you are so passive that your child is simply running wild in your home?

As the saying goes, “it takes two to tango.” By looking at our own part (sometimes with the help of a professional), we can defuse many power struggles.

And, above all else, keep working on your own sense of worthiness. You are enough. You are worthy. You are loved. The happier you are inside, the less screaming you will want to do.

If you are taking the time to read this post, Congratulations. You are obviously a thoughtful parent that wants to make some positive changes. Be easy on yourself. It takes time to form new habits. 

Make your plan now and print it out. Carry your Stop Screaming Plan with you everywhere you go and reference it the next time you feel like yelling?

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Tools For Having Less Anxiety

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Yesterday was one of those, “I just want to lay down and not do life,” one of days. ⠀

My mind was anxious, my thoughts were negative, and I felt trapped inside my own body. ⠀

Here’s the important thing that helped me - I knew I wasn’t the only one feeling that way. I knew that all those feelings were normal for us humans. ⠀

Here are some tools that allowed me to get through yesterday without taking my discomfort out on my children or husband ...⠀

⠀1. I took some time for extra meditation. I kept my faith high that those feelings would pass and tomorrow would be a fresh start. ⠀

2. I wrote out my feelings along with a big gratitude list. In times of fear, I always turn to gratitude. ⠀

3. I made a warm cup of almond milk with coco powder. I sat quietly and put my attention on each sip. ⠀

4. I reached out to a friend and was honest about my experience. None of us have to be anxious alone, ever!⠀

5. I went to bed early. I called it at 8:30 pm and went to sleep.  Today, I started my day with gratitude and meditation. Today, is already better than yesterday!⠀

No matter how you are feeling, know that we all have felt that way too. Today is a new day. Today you can SHINE!

With love,⠀

Laura⠀

Books You Can't Put Down (or should I say, Turn Off!)

Imagine after a long day of cleaning, cooking, and juggling your kids, you finally lay down to read the book you’ve been waiting to dive into. Only, by the time you get to page 3, you're fast asleep. 

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Not only do you have no time to read during the day, but your exhaustion keeps you from getting much reading done at night.


If this sounds like you, don’t despair! 


I  have a really easy fix for this … 


I listen to all my books on audio! I listen to books while I 


  • Drive

  • Fold laundry 

  • Put on makeup 

  • Clean the house

  • And the list could go on and on and on! 


The result? I get through at least 2 to 3 books a month. These books empower me, make me happier, and bring more calm into my life. 


Today, I am sharing the Top 5 Books that I just couldn’t put down (or should I say, turn off). 

  1. Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

  2. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

  3. The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

  4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert 

  5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho


Bonus: And the book I can’t wait to listen to next is Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo 

Threenagers!

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Your threenager was at it again ... screaming, stomping, saying “I don’t wanna!” and “You can’t make me!”

Yes, I’ve been there too. 

Yes, this little beauty ️ had an epic cry hours before this picture was taken. 

Yes, I have learned some effective tools that really work. 

And, Heck Yes, they’ll work for you too! 

1. Connect - connect with your upset child. Offering a hug is a wonderful way to dispel the tantrum. 

No, it isn’t rewarding the behavior. The hug soothes the nerves and then allows you to correct or redirect the behavior after. 

Positive Discipline says to offer the hug 3 times and if they still don’t want one you can simply say, “come find me if you would like a hug.”  

2. Role Play during a calm time what your child can do the next time she is upset. Would she like to find a special calm down space in the house? Draw a picture? Listen to music? Role Playing options ahead of time can empower your child to find solutions the next time she is upset. 

3. Remember that, “this too shall pass.” Your little one may talk like she’s 17, but she is actually tiny and her prefrontal cortex isn’t developed. She is learning autonomy, which is normal for this age, so in times of insanity try to remember that this is all very normal and it won’t be like this forever. 

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“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.”

Remember when you were little and life didn’t seem so tough? I mean, sure, there was the time in grade school when those girls didn’t talk you for a day or the time when your dad got mad and yelled. But life wasn’t exhausting. Five-year-old you didn’t wake up thinking, “Dang! I have to do today …”

Adult you though, knows how tough life can feel sometimes. Adult you knows what it is like to wish you could just check out at 4 pm and put those kids to bed at 6 o’clock (remember when your kids were babies and they went to bed that early! Oh, those were the days …). Adult you knows what it is like to have wrinkles, back sag (is that a term? If not, it should be), and real stress about finances and future plans. Adult you feels the difficulty of life sometimes.

So, this post is for the adult you. The woman that is raising those children, rocking those family dinners, and trying to squeeze in a moment of time for yourself in the midst of it all. 

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In the words of Stephanie Bennett-Henry, “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” But today, let’s not just be tough like life. Let’s use that toughness to squeeze the joy out of the day. Here’s how I do it and how you can do it too -

1. Start the morning with a gratitude list! I write down 10 things that I am grateful for. I do this before anyone in my home wakes up so that I still have things to be grateful for (once they’re up there is no telling what craziness may ensue and my gratitude can quickly go to grumpy). 😂 

2. Give extra smiles on each errand throughout the day! I take extra time to talk to the clerk at the grocery store or connect with the teller at the bank. The joy I bring to those interactions is reflected back to me. The other day this teenager in a white truck drove right in front of me and swiped my parking spot in front to Tutu School. You know what I did? I said a blessing for him. I smiled! I give out positivity the best I can in each situation that I am in. 

3. Take a moment to give yourself some freakin’ love! Holly guacamole. How much time do we spend doing things for everyone else, worrying about what other people think about us, and judging ourselves both inside and out?! We are harder on ourselves than anyone would ever be on us. So, I spend at least 10 minutes a day in quiet meditation and think loving and positive thoughts about myself. Then, I look in the mirror from time to time and compliment myself. Give yourself the love you deserve!

Have a Rockin’ Day and Be Bold, My Friends! 

Dear New Mama,

After my son was born, I stopped at the grocery store on the way home from the hospital to grab some food. My husband waited in the car with the baby, and I (the one who knew how to do everything best), ran quickly inside for our needed groceries. 


It makes me sad when I think about that moment, not because the act of going to the grocery store was wrong, but because I didn't have the ability to ask for help. I didn't need to take that on myself after just having given birth. I didn't need to be the mom that did everything. I didn't know that I even had a choice.


Being a new mother is simultaneously one of the greatest and most overwhelming experiences. For me, I was full of hormones that often made me anxious, I was deliriously tired. And, I also felt the need to still show up and participate in life. If I could go back and talk to that new mama that I was six-and-a-half years ago, I would tell myself ...


It is okay to leave the house messy.


It is okay to lay in bed ALL DAY LONG.


It is okay if you miss the regularly scheduled events that you used to do before you had a brand new baby.


It is okay to do it "wrong", or different, or half-assed.


As long as you are taking care of that baby and also taking care of yourself, then nothing else matters.


I would tell myself ...


Drink lots of water.


Turn off your phone most days.


Lay in bed and snuggle, snuggle, and snuggle.


Happy Saturday to all the parents out there, especially the ones who are being hard on themselves. Today's mantra: I am enough. I do enough. 



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Girl, Stop Apologizing

Every once in awhile a book comes along that changes you! A book that inspires you to dig deep, take action, and reach for your dreams.

Rachel Hollis’ book, Girl Stop Apologizing, has inspired me to get up every morning at 5:20 before my kids get out of bed and work on my own book, to exercise daily, drink lots of water, and most importantly, to not give up on my goals.

Thank you, Rachel for your important work empowering women to live up to our full potential.

If you are looking to improve your business, marriage, friendships or overall health - this is a must read. If you have been feeling low lately and need a pick me up, grab a copy of Girl Stop Apologizing.

I’m loving this book and am almost done with another one of Rachel’s books, Girl, Go Wash Your Face.

Let’s keep inspiring and encouraging each other! @msrachelhollis 

Becoming You

“Just try and meditate for 3 minutes a day,” she suggested. I wasn’t sure if I could. I felt like I wanted to crawl out of my skin every time I tried to meditate. ⠀

I was afraid of being alone with my thoughts and feelings. Meditation felt too uncomfortable. ⠀

However, I had heard amazing things about meditation. I had heard it helped bring more calm and peace to your mind. I was willing to try. ⠀

That 3 minutes soon grew to 5 minutes. Then 5 became 10. Now, I happily wake up each morning to meditate for 20 minutes before my kids get out of bed. ⠀

My experience with meditation is that it is not about evolving into something that I am not. Instead, I befriend who I was all along (the part of me that just got lost along the way). Then, in turn, I show up as an example of peace and love in the world. I am present for my children. I no longer want to crawl out of my own skin. ⠀

What helps you meditate? Is it an app? Waking up early? I love to hear from you all!⠀

Quote by David Lynch⠀

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Gratitude For Life's Challenges

“I’m 99.9% sure you have this disease ... you will probably die from it,” the doctor told me and my mother as we sat in the wooden chairs of his small office. ⠀

I had horrible stomach pain my senior year of high school. After what felt like billions of tests, the doctors misdiagnosed me with a disease I didn’t have. It was, to say the least, a very difficult time in my life. ⠀

I have learned from that experience, and other challenges life has presented, to look for gratitude in the difficulties. ⠀

Because of that health crisis in my life I have a greater awareness for other people’s pain and health problems, I learned mindfulness and meditation because the pain forced me to seek a healthy solution, and I have gratitude for the many years that I have no longer had debilitating stomach pain. ⠀

Life will always have its difficulties. Looking for gratitude during the tough times gives us freedom and courage. ⠀

“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather,” Pema Chödrön ⛅️ ⠀

Have a blessed day and Find Your Calm In the Chaos of Daily Life 🌟⠀

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Containing the Paradox by Pema Chödrön

In our quest for happiness, sometimes we forget that we also need to experience the sadness. This is not to say that we shouldn't practice daily affirmations and positive thinking (those are of the utmost important). However, when sad feelings come knocking at our door or our children go through a rough time, we must remember that these painful times are also of great value - they give us the gift of empathy and understanding for other beings.

A good friend gave me this reading. I am grateful for the reminder to appreciate the glorious and wretched parts of life.

Containing the Paradox by Pema Chödrön 

Life is glorious, but life is also wretched. Appreciating the gloriousness inspires us, encourages us, cheers us up, gives us a bigger perspective, and energizes us. We feel connected. But if that’s all that’s happening, we get arrogant and start to look down on others. We make ourselves a big deal and want life to be like that forever. The gloriousness becomes tinged by craving and addiction. 

On the other hand, wretchedness - life’s painful aspect - softens us up considerably. Knowing pain is an important ingredient of being there for another person. When you are feeling grief, you can look right into somebody’s eyes because you feel you haven’t got anything to lose - you’re just there. The wretchedness humbles us and softens us, but if we were only wretched, we would all be so depressed and helpless that we wouldn’t have enough energy to eat an apple. Gloriousness and wretchedness need each other. One inspires us, the other softens us. They go together. 

Atisha said, “Whichever of the two occurs, be patient.” Whether it is glorious or wretched, delightful for hateful, be patient. Patience means allowing things to unfold at their own speed rather than jumping in with your habitual repose to either pain or pleasure. The real happiness that underlies both gloriousness and wretchedness often gets short-circuited by our jumping too fast into the same habitual pattern.

Patience is not learned in safety. It is not learned when everything is harmonious and going well. When everything is smooth sailing, who needs patience? if you stay in your room with the door locked and the curtain drawn, everything may seem harmonious, but the minute anything doesn’t go your way, you blow up. There is no cultivation of patience when your pattern is to just try to seek harmony and smooth everything out. Patience implies willingness to be alive rather than seek harmony. 

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“Everybody Can Dance!” by Kara Navolio

If you have a little dancer in your life, this book is a must have! 💃 ⠀

Kara Navolio has written a beautiful and inclusive book, Everybody Can Dance. What I love about this picture book is that it celebrates people’s differences, has a great beat in the rhyme of the text, and the back of the book showcases different types of dance.


Congratulations on your meaningful work, Kara! This is a lovely picture book!!! ⠀

Pre-orders are available on Amazon, B & N and Indibound.

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