“…we as a society have distanced ourselves from the rich process of creating, leaving us hungry for that nameless “thing” that drives us to buy and consume endless varieties of stimulation. When really, if we leaned in towards making this magical suspension of time a regular part of our lives by actively creating things, or at the least fixing or creatively improving what we already have, we’d be more satisfied and need less.” … More 22 Easy Ways to Create With Your Hands for Powerful Self Care
I’ve spoken to parents who have deemed themselves as simply “not creative enough” to explore art. It’s something only their kids do at school under “expert” supervision. As parents we can habitually be more cautious and hesitant when approaching art since by it’s very nature we are invited to go outside the lines. This on top of the fact that in our expert glorifying society, it can be easy to deem it something best done by real artists that have received a degree in it or are paid for it. … More 20 Reasons Why Making Art Is A Powerful Form of Self Care for Parents
In today’s growing knowledge-based economy, creativity, innovation and comprehensive problem solving skills are increasingly needed not just to stay competitive, but employable. Waiting for the adults around you to micromanage your every step to make sure you “Do it right” doesn’t work in the working world. Being self led, resourceful and a fast learner is what’s in demand. The less employers have to instruct and check on you, the more valuable you are. Here is an article in Forbes that outlines the relationship between our schools system mis-preparation and the steady decline of startups in the US. … More How Your Child Being Bored is Great for Building Self Care Skills
Trips to fun places is one of the highlights of summer. That said the packing and preparing, the driving through traffic, the lines, the navigating through packed public spaces, the unpacking when you get home can all be exhausting. Having too many traveling days strung together can overtax you pretty quickly, especially if you’re a sensitive mom like myself. Intentionally spacing out those outside trip days with rest days creates the time to unwind, recharge, connect and process the fun that was had. … More 5 Summer Self Care Tips for Parents That Are Complete Game Changers
I refuse to simply curl up and weather the storm. In the face of all the cruelty that is trumpeted and highlighted to us in the news, I want my life to be a roaring river of all that is good and true.
I intend to be a wellspring of these values for those physically around me and those I reach online. To the best of my capacity, may I enable the flourishing of life in all I do. … More How Choosing to Thrive, Over Simply Surviving, Will Change Our World