by Rachel Hadiashar
My home is still an after-holiday-beautiful mess.
How about you?
I'm shaking my head a little that
"Ahhhhhh... It's the New Year."
The Christmas lights,
and new toys I love
-- are beginning to become a disturbing pile of clutter
as I try to declutter the rest of my life,
and set my intentions
+ the energy of how I want to feel in 2017.
I want all of us to feel amazing
(or even simply good enough!)
in our lives this year.
There is so much I want to do for families
(including my own family &
the families I'm blessed to work with.)
But my office is a mess.
I want to focus on eating for optimal power + nutrition
to sustain all I want to do in a day.
I've been living off sugar, carbs and coffee.
I want to provide my son with the foundation
he needs to thrive,
so he doesn't need to redo or undo
his childhood when he's a grownup.
But I'm struggling with connection + patience.
See, my friends.
This is it.
Human life is 100% imperfect.
A friend told me recently:
"All of human life is based on a mistake.
We evolved because of a genetic mutation.
Imperfections are life."
And I never thought about it that way before.
From an evolutionary, neuroscience perspective
-- Perfectionism is truly a fallacy,
and human life would literally end
if we were all perfect.
So we're all off the hook!
We can just BE,
and not stress out about all that's wrong.
Because it's all a part of life.
you value neat + organized,
but your house has clutter.
You try to take care of yourself,
but some days (weeks/month/ years),
you simply don't.
You want to speak lovingly + respectfully
to your children,
but sometimes you
All of it is a-okay.
Because it's you.
It's your life.
and designed to help you
learn, grow, and evolve
into the highest manifestation of you.
And to have fun doing it.
To enjoy your life,
and your family.
I hereby dedicate as
The year of the Reasons to Love.
What you love
allows you to deal with all the...
the things that are hard + wrong,
and what you wish weren't so.
It's all that
and your life
that is the true essence of your existence.
To Kick Off the New Year...
Your life may not perfect,
but it's not supposed to be.
Give Yourself Permission to Be.
To Love your Life.
And to have a very happy beginning to 2017.
All the best to you & your family,
p.s. Going to be honest: I'm a little daunted about the task of parenting my son this year, and putting into daily practice the ways I want to teach + guide him. I know I need to kick off the New Year in my Parenting Power-- and you do too. Register for the free mini-series Power to the Parents 2017 right now. We begin tomorrow, Monday, January 2nd and we need your presence + wisdom with us. Just 10 minutes a day for positive change to set your positive pace for all of 2017.
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!