When you hear the word gratitude, what thoughts/feelings/beliefs come to mind? When you hear the word appreciation, what thoughts/feelings/beliefs come to mind?
Self-care and collective or community care are experiences and actions that are worthy of our time, energy, and effort. Furthermore, these acts of tending to ourselves and one another are required in order for us to thrive.
As a parent, you are doing difficult work all day, every day. Self-compassion can be a pathway to deeper connections with ourselves and one another.
Now’s the time to help teens navigate questions of value and support them in understanding the importance of organization.
Parents reach out and ask, “How can we experience fewer nights of overwhelm and freak out over homework?!” And “How much should I be helping them?!”
When (not if) you make a “mistake,” you have an “opportunity to repair” the connection with your teenager.
No matter where you fall on the spectrum of stress and ease as you anticipate the next event, intention-setting can be a powerful practice. Intentions will support you in staying clear and grounded both individually and as a family.
Your zone of genius helps you understand your strengths and actively work towards them each day.
Your awareness of your relationship to giving and receiving can help you make decisions, set intentions, and initiate self-care.
While experiencing a pretty intense emotional reaction, I remembered a powerful truth: I AM NOT MY FAMILY. Their thoughts, behaviors, and actions do not belong to me, do not define me, and do not limit me.