Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pain Vs. Suffering

Your thoughts can be painful.  You may be worried about your child's health today.  You may have fear around what will happen in the future.  Go ahead and feel the pain of your present thoughts.
When you find yourself dwelling on your painful thoughts, you have entered the suffering zone.  Suffering is a choice.  I encourage you to choose to release your suffering as it does not make you feel better or enhance your situation.  To do this, visualize your suffering thoughts floating away.
Be with what is.  See the good.  Shift to a better feeling thought.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Keep on Reaching for a Better Feeling Thought

Does what you are thinking about feel good?  Do you want to experience this thing that you are thinking about?
I'm guessing not.  We tend to put too much focus upon what we don't want to experience.  How do you let go of this thought?

Imagine it floating away like a balloon.  Then, reach for the next better feeling thought.  You will experience a sense of freedom and relief, and will be on the road to manifesting what you truly do want to experience.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Model Cheerfulness

What do you do when you encounter unfriendly service people?  (For example, someone in health care.)  Initially, I feel disappointed, that this person chose a career in serving others and then greets me without a trace of a smile.

Then, I am inspired, when I encounter these people, to be engaging and kind.  I move past my disappointment at the sour face, and choose to be warm.

When my children witness an encounter with an unfriendly person, I instinctively want to shield them from that person.  Knowing that they will meet and engage with all types of people, I choose to model kindness.  

What do you do when you meet people who are reluctant to smile, matter of fact, and do not exhibit warmth to your children?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Use Spring as a Metaphor

How can you bring more Spring into your life?
Trees are about to go un-dormant.  How about you?
Consider making changes in how you
  • respond to your children
  • take more conscious breaths
  • release stress

Making these changes will contribute to your vibrant state of well-being.  You will feel better and your family will surely notice.  Start budding with fresh ideas to improve your life!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

How to Get Your Kid to Change

So what is driving you nuts about your child?
What do you wish they did better, faster or more neatly?
If you are getting to know me, you know the answer is not in making your child change.

What can you change about yourself, so that what your child does no longer causes you to feel uncomfortable, or say something you later regret?
Get in touch with that piece of yourself, and you will make a powerful impact on changing the world around you!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Stop Comparing, Start Accepting

If you are a the parent of more than one child, it seems impossible not to compare them.  One is messy, one a neat freak.  One is picky and one is open to trying new things.  One is fearful and one is adventurous.  The list is endless!

Challenge yourself to put the brakes on comparing,  and view each child as an individual.  Accept them as they are, without comparison.
The secret to getting started with this is....
to Love and Accept Yourself.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

When Your Kid is Driving You Crazy...

You have the power to stop it dead in its tracks.

Point your finger at yourself.  What is it about yourself that you are rejecting right now?  What do you feel badly about?  How are you not good enough?

Now, send some loving energy toward you.  Accept and love yourself just as you are.  You are perfect, right now, in this moment.  Breathe and release.

I assure you, your kids' behavior is a reflection of how you feel about yourself.  When you change YOU, all else changes too!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

It's Getting Better All the Time...

What a great affirmation from The Beatles!  I heard this on the radio yesterday morning, and I just can't get it out of my head.  Give it a try, and notice how your day just keeps getting better.  Notice the synchronicites that occur that make your day easier.
Hum it, Sing it, and it will happen for you!