Maybe it's having a tween who asks deep questions.
Or could be the fall season,
when we dig deep to our roots.
Might have to do with my existential,
gypsy spirit that always
longs for more freedom.
Whatever it is,
life right now
feels straight to
the heart of things.
Straight to the heart....
of our struggles,
our life gifts & lessons
... life is as real as a cool fall night.
There's no denying,
no wishing away,
life is ON right now.
As much as I want to curl up under my down comforter with a good book and say, "wake me for the holidays," it's just not possible.
There's too much - beautiful, delicate, strong, and bitter sweet - work to be done around ours hearts this season.
Our hearts are more powerful than we can even imagine.
Yet, the hard thing about the work of the heart is that the heart feels everything.
The human heart has no filter.
In order to feel joy, we must taste sadness.
It's the full spectrum of the human emotions that makes this heart work the hardest.
Because in order to get to our happiness,
we also must accept that things make us really angry.
In order to truly love,
we have to risk loss.
And on and on the contradictions continue.
The work of the heart is vulnerable & unpredictable.
It tests our faith.
I have to admit that there are times in my life
when I wish I could just take a break from feeling.
But I know to feel is to be alive.
There is no break.
Or is there?
In sharing more of my life story - and my "why" for why I do parenting empowerment work - over the last few weeks (thank you for all your support!),
I want you to know that deep in my heart,
I know you too have struggles.
While I can't fix the hard stuff you face.
I can help you create something from within yourself
that will support you through life's ups & downs.
So you can...
* let go of doubt
* connect with your soul and your heart's longings
* create a heart-centered life where possibility is infinite
... to actualize the power of your own heart.
This fall, I'm dedicated to helping real parents, just like you - with really BIG hearts and sometimes equally BIG challenges connect with the power of your heart to transform the everyday HIGH STRESS + HIGH EMOTIONS in your home.
This is my goal with Calm the Storm:
Hi friends, I write from the heart to tell my life story, and the story of those in my neighborhood called life. Research shows that our children's emotional & mental health is contingent upon us parents being able to tell our life story, or "coherent narrative." This is my coherent narrative, my life story in the making, with some of what I love in life too. My goal is to share my life in a way that is real, uplifting & positive- sometimes serious, sometimes fun. In my practice, I inspire parents to empowerment through reclaiming our life stories and learning respectful discipline. My work is my offering to our children- our future. Wishing you all a happy family!