Retreat in Life, 4 Life

What a surreal and expanding experience this last weekend. If I could encourage parents and mentors to do one thing with their children, no matter their age, no matter yours… Retreat. To create sacred space with my kindred soul child of 6, few expectations, letting it all flow as it comes, was one of the […]

In Celebration of What Makes the Heart Sing

“The more you loose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” Norman Vincent Peale My buzz, outside of the magical moments connecting with our boys, is to witness a person’s deepest desires unfold in reality. Tonight was such an event.  My client, Dr. Heather Robertson, after 8 years in build-mode, […]

Bliss Bubble ~ Time to Create Your Own?!

This morning Nathaniel pitter-pattered into our room, “Liam, not being nice Mommy.  He made me feel bad.  I don’t want to play his game, so he ran away and now he’s hiding.  I feel so sad Mommy.” “Oh sweetheart, you don’t have to let how Liam is feeling hurt you.  You can just let him […]

Free Range Tips 4 The Paranoid Parent :)

Okay, so let me be fair, we are NOT paranoid, but rather fond of our little gaffers and not quite ready to let ’em fly solo in the midst of traffic and mayhem and what may come, and so we eeeeeease into Free Range Parenting with verve, and yet with a ‘healthy’ dose of caution. […]

Let Our Lil Gurus Wield Knives n’ Drive Cars?

“Children can only learn to take responsibility when given a chance to assess and mitigate risk for themselves.” Gever Tulley of the Tinkering School and Bright Works: An Extraordinary School makes the case for Dangerous Acts to ignite interest, spark understanding and fuel a child’s pure and passionate desire to learn. Our world has become […]

Egad My Kid’s A Guru

And Your’s is Too 🙂 “In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way. ” Michael Jackson We all have those moments when we are simply stunned by the logic and wisdom that slips from the […]

Kids Say the Koolest Things About Health

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Mahatma Gandhi We know this.  We all WANT this.  But do we live it?  Dave Matthews’ fabulous new album, Away From the World, and the song “Gaucho” speaks to this desire we have to change the health, the state of the […]

What do a pirate, glue and rice-cake crumbs have to do with Peace Anyway?

Grace n’ Love are easy-peasy when all is joy n’ bliss n’ kittens.  But what happens when you wake to the aftermath of a crack o’ dawn glue-smearing party, equipped with just the right amount of rice cake crumbs and Polysporin mixed in for crazy-measure? Now there’s the test to see if, stumbling outta bed […]

Life’s Longing Tolls

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you. Khalil Gibran Today was a day of buzz n’ craze in the name of compassion.  Doctor visits for […]

Scream-Free Livin’ … You IN?

“Emotional reactivity is behind every bad pattern, bad decision, and bad relationship. … — we operate out of our anxiety and, ironically, end up creating the very outcomes we were hoping to avoid. ScreamFree Living [means taking ] … the number one step toward creating the types of relationships we truly crave [by] learning to […]