I’m Easy. Well, not THAT kind of easy … although, in my 20’s… For a long time now I have been noticing that we reward ‘all that is difficult’. Like, “I studied hard for that exam” and, “It was a rough week” and, “I pulled an all nighter to get this project together for my […]
I Am Enough. A couple of years ago I logged into my infrequently used Twitter account one day and found a flurry of messages congratulating me on my nomination. Nomination for what??? Apparently I had been nominated for a FIERCE Woman Award. I was touched that the nomination was in the category most meaningful for […]
It is said that in the first 7 years of life, children are like sponges, absorbing everything that they see and everything that they hear, whether it is being communicated directly to them or not. Apparently in those 7 years of their life they learn how to perceive themselves, their lives and the world they live in. It is in those first 7 years that the foundation for their entire life is being set. And if the environment they are raised in is a warm, healthy, loving and supportive one, the foundation on which their life will be built will be a very strong and healthy one.
A California couple who survived every parent’s worst nightmare — in April, they awoke to discover their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Savannah “Savvy” had passed away in her crib from SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Children) — honored her memory by giving another little girl a gift of $100,000.
“It was Valentine’s Day and I just found out that my husband of 10 years had purchased a gift for another woman. All day I was numb. Surreally, I drifted through my day with heaviness in my heart. I hung onto denial like it was my last friend in the world. I couldn’t bear the […]
Confidence is such an essential quality in living a happy, successful life. Confident people are more likely to ask for what they want, and tend to do it in a way that gets a positive response. When confident people meet failure, they tend to pick themselves up, view the situation as an opportunity to improve some aspect of themselves, and keep on going. Confident people don’t let the “no’s” in their life stop them.
I don’t claim to have the answer to helping overstressed college students, but I give credit for my children’s apparent immunity to the effects of stress to infant specialist Magda Gerber. Through Magda I learned how to minimize stress beginning in the early, formative years. She also taught me that the real secret to raising children who stress less is nurturing their natural ability to cope with stress, process and offload it. Here are some details…
Alexis speaks with parent advocate for special needs families and author of A Unique Life Fully Lived – Karen Kain “My daughter Lorrin was like the Grand Canyon. Some go to the edge and see a big hole, and others witness one of God’s wonders.” – Karen Kain, author of A Unique Life Fully Lived […]
Do you have kids around the age of five? If so, we have a good idea regarding the difficulty of keeping them calm and focused for even a single hour. First time moms and dads often complain about the restless nights spent to keep their little ones busy and happy. Kids get bored quickly. Even […]
Cancer New Moon, Friday, June 27, 2014 ~ 1:10 am PST (note: this feminine full moon takes place at 1:10 am “tomorrow,” so it can be effectively celebrated tonight and/or tomorrow). I want to start out by expressing my amazement that this new moon marks six years since I started writing these posts. It all began with a […]
It’s pleasantly surprising to see your little one grow just a little bit every day. How you wish the crawling tots quickly learn how to jabber and begin taking their first steps! All said and done, there is one thing that leaves you awestruck – Every time you have to buy a pair of shoes […]
Today’s unprotected young are bound to suffer damage during this crucial time. We’re all under assault and they are especially impacted. But if they can see and repair the damage, utilize the information they gain, find a direction, and proceed with wisdom, they’ll become the new healers and builders of the heavenly world we yearn for. Perhaps their rough experience is for a ‘soul building’ reason, and my experience of them is the same. Thinking back, how naive and easily led I would be if I had stayed in the smooth waters.