Steering Our Way Back To Center Some days it can be difficult to steer ourselves in certain directions. Do you ever have a day or an accumulation of days where you look forward to a clean slate, a new sun rise, and a cozy bed to jump into at the end of the day with hopes of getting a great night sleep to refresh your mind and body?
This week's Love Letter 2 Parents is about Staying Connected in a Digital World
Face-to-face or snap-to-snap and via words or streaks, all are ways of communicating and connecting. Regardless of the form, human communication takes skill that can grow with practice and experience. Even as adults, we are continually honing our skills and working to improve how we communicate in our personal and professional lives.
This weeks Love Letter 2 Parents, Powerful Messages Behind the Music The week began with us compromising with our kids to find an activity to participate in- all of us in one room, without having a meal, but wanting a shared experience. As with most households with lots of different ages to appease, we surprisingly (and a little reluctantly) found ourselves watching the Video Music Awards on MTV. We kept an open mind and without voicing our skepticism outwardly, we began watching. After the opening act, tears clouded our eyes, our skepticism waned, and the evening began to unfold. We were brought into the veil of our teenagers’ world, the music they listen to, the messages behind the music, and the issues and battles they are facing each day.
A fresh letter for a new school year on Cultivating Well-Being
The campus reflects fresh energy with the arrival of a new school year. New faces and familiar faces- rested, nervous and excited for the promise of a new year and a fresh start. On Monday, we said our first good-byes at home, in the car, and by the curb with our own feelings, hopes, and wishes for the coming school year and our kids. Whether they are navigating a new building and many unknowns or returning to campus to reunite with school friends, our kids are making new connections, forming new relationships, and learning new skills, content, and ways of being.
Breathing is not as simple as we think and many of us may even take it for granted. However,scientific studies and centuries of meditation and breathwork practice have explored how our breathing affects the quality of our thoughts, emotions, well-being and, thus, quality of life.Mindfulness 101 Breathing is not as simple as we think and many of us may even take it for granted.
Is life a little overwhelming sometimes? Do you ever feel challenged parenting your teen? Not sure you fully understand the pressures they feel or have a grasp of their social, emotional, academic and relational landscape?