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Make 2016 Your Year of Mindfulness

Make this a mindful year. Walk barefoot in the grass, make sandcastles in the sand, play a card game, play a song and dance around the house. As the New Year starts, think about what mindfulness means to you. Look at your parenting style and see what the small things you do every day teach […]

I Think I Can…

The other day I decided to do something I had never done before: ride my bike 20 miles. When I make my mind up to do something, I always accomplish my goals and this time was no different. I started a little later in the day than I wanted and the sun was getting hot […]

Hot Fun in the Summertime

Camp Kathy, yes that is what the kids named me in Connecticut. I just loved summertime. I saw it as an opportunity to relax and enjoy life with my kids without the pressures of school, homework, and activities. Every day was a new adventure. If the weather was good we would pack up and go […]

Peace is Where the Power Lies

It’s not about finding peace or looking for peace. It’s about connecting with peace. You can’t strive, work hard, or study hard to find peace. Peace is a place of letting go and then the connection happens. How do children who are taught the opposite learn to let go? We let go of tension in the body […]

Through the Looking Glass

See your child as you know they can and will be. I remember a friend’s uncle telling me a story about his youth. He was the youngest of seven children. He was a very hyper, yet bright, child. He told me as a child he was crazy, he never stopped moving, running around and getting […]

Feel Your Feelings

I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t really taught how to feel my feelings, especially if they were bad ones. I understand now that when you stuff the feelings down inside of you, they only create problems for your future. Feelings are exactly like a wave. They come over you but when you acknowledge […]

Against All Odds

There’s no thrill in easy sailing When the skies are clear and blue There’s no thrill in merely doing Things that everyone can do But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take When you reach a destination that you thought you’d make -Spirella I had this hanging in my home in Connecticut, […]