The fourth agreement is an invitation to keep going and keep growing. Each of the previous agreements requires significant awareness, effort, and unlearning of old patterns, and the fourth agreement, the commitment to doing our best, is the glue that helps us stick to these new beliefs.
The first agreement invites us to speak with love and kindness to and about ourselves and others; in other words, we are called to align our words with the ultimate truth-- love.
Growth is not linear; it's a spiral. You’ll hit bumps and potholes and swerve off the path from time to time, and this is just a part of the process. As you complete each revolution of the spiral, there will be challenges and struggles.
When (not if) you make a “mistake,” you have an “opportunity to repair” the connection with your teenager.
When we look at the “both/and” of a situation, we allow ourselves to know that life is full of paradoxes. A paradox is a statement or situation that appears to contradict itself.
The phrase “taking up space” has been a big topic of conversation in my coaching practice. In sessions, I often ask clients to consider questions like: "What part of you do you want to be seen today?" or "Is there a part of you that needs to be heard today?" Sometimes, I ask, "How can you let yourself know that you belong anywhere you are?"
The busyness of our daily schedules can make it easy to focus on to-do lists, and consequently, we might end the day feeling like we haven't actually done anything together. Try these 5 simple mindfulness exercises to feel more present, practice gratitude, and connect more intentionally with those you care about most.
Creating silent, mindful time with your children and teens IS quality time. Moments of quiet and calm support your family in developing openness and trust. Keep reading for 20 ways to enjoy quiet connection.