I trust the Earth to know how to heal and teach us to heal. I trust myself a bit more now, knowing my process is as magnificent and profound as Hers. And knowing that the spark of evolution lives in the challenging fierceness as well as in the loving embrace of an innocent child.
More than ever our world needs a new generation of youthful and caring people capable of comprehending the problems we face, while maintaining the clarity of mind and compassion needed to seek and find creative solutions to this morass. For this, our youth need to be healthy, energetic, and free from the myriad traps that our society offers today. Leadership for our youth is needed now more than ever, but the wisdom of older generations is rarely coveted as tool for development for the youth. To right this in some degree, here is a comprehensive list of conformity traps for today’s youth, to help them more easily identify some of pitfalls that lie between them and true success and happiness on their journey to maturity.
Lately there seem to be many parents yelling about how much they hate our current generation of entitled children or young adults who can’t function on their own and don’t take responsibility for their actions.
Dr. Sherri Singer’s article from our parenting magazine last week, Why Failure Is Not Always A Bad Thing For Kids, addresses the very important topic of learning and striving for success (meaning, whatever you want to accomplish) and to keep going at it rather than giving up in the process. Dr. Singer’s article has a […]
Is your preteen or teenage daughter involved in sports? Does she play on a school or club team? Then you’re probably familiar with some of the benefits that sports involvement offer her. Teenage girls who are involved in sports are more likely to have good grades in school, a healthy self-esteem, a higher level of […]
We are on the brink of much change on the planet, and it seems that the level of chaos is high right now. Here in the U.S. the federal government is partially shut down at the moment (due to Congress’ inability to agree on the budget and the projection that the U.S. Treasury will run […]
With auto accidents one of the leading causes of death among teenagers, it only makes sense for parents to do everything they can to encourage safe driving. Fortunately, there are some ways to talk to your teenagers about practicing safe driving.
When you’re parenting teenage girls (or, for that matter, teenage boys) your goal or aim as a parent is to exercise your parental influence, not necessarily control. Trying to control your teenager, even if she isn’t particularly strong-willed, will not work and isn’t healthy for her, either. The topic of parental influence vs. control is […]
Besides telling your teenage daughter every single day that you love her (the importance of which I have written about here), refraining from arguing with her is another major step a parent can take that will do wonders for both teenage self-esteem as well as the parent-teen relationship. Not arguing includes refraining from raising your […]
Recently I wrote about how many of society’s problems (including the problem of illegal drugs being trafficked to the teenagers in our neighborhoods) will be resolved by individuals who connect with their (divine, inner) power, and fulfill their “Higher Purpose.” But how do you find your higher purpose and how do you know when you’re […]
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”~Douglas Adams Don’t you sometimes wish you could hijack the DeLorean from the ‘Back to the Future’ movie and go back in time to give the younger you some swift and sharp lessons in life? […]
As an 18-year old who had just finished high school having the opportunity to travel halfway around the world to work at an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya was all I could ever ask for. My uncle had presented me with this opportunity as he had taken the same adventure the previous year. My protective father […]
Alexis speaks with pioneering near-death and consciousness researcher, Dr. P.M.H. Atwater about the Children of the Fifth World If you think the idea of a new kind of being, sometimes referred to as crystal, indigo or rainbow children is the stuff of Urban Legend, think again! Author and consciousness researcher P.M.H. Atwater makes a compelling […]
Excerpted from Higher Journeys They heal. They teach. They know. They want our attention!! The “new kids” are a new kind of being and they’ve got a lot to share! What are “crystal,” “indigo,” “star-child,” “rainbow” beings? Are they real? And are they here now? Despite the temptation to name these kids, near-death and consciousness […]