"Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be."~ Unknown
Ain't that the truth? Spring may be one of the easiest and most welcome changes in our lives. And every year, it doesn't disappoint us: it always arrives!
We love spring for the new buds and the metaphoric new beginnings. Spring is also a time of year that can bring us into balance. Although, balance as a parent can be one of the most elusive things ever.
Celebrate new beginnings and bring beautiful & powerful you - and your family - into balance this season by focusing on your basic needs and those HALTS.
Balance with Basic Needs: Put the oxygen mask on you first.Parenting today can feel like non-stop running around like a chicken with its head cut off. How to break that cycle of over-scheduled and depleted? Go back to your BASIC NEEDS. Take a glance at the image above, and pick ONE basic need to focus on meeting this week. Will it be eating nutrient dense food, getting out of the house with a friend or mate, or getting support for some of the longer-term stress and challenges you work with everyday? Whatever basic need you'd like to focus on meeting, develop a simple plan of what/when/where/how it will happen, and then pop a calendar reminder into your schedule.
I took my own advice and scheduled in some sauna time for Tuesday at 12 noon (one of my favorite ways to detox and recharge). What about you? What basic need you're going to meet this week and what/when you'll do to meet it. In order to show up for our children everyday, we first have to show up for ourselves. We can do it!
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!