by Rachel Hadiashar
Reflections + Lessons from the week
My son had a play date one day after school this week.
We left school hand-in-hand to cross the street.
I do this thing to get cars to stop,
so we can cross the street.
I take one step into the street.
Stand up straight.
Very New York.
I stare straight at the car,
even if they are far away.
With Wonder Woman like power,
I announce our intention to that car.
And I stop that car with my energy.
With my force.
A command of my presence,
and my place in the world.
It feels about as fierce as I get.
To make things happen in daily life.
To ensure children in my care are safe.
I realized this week,
how much I love this random + fierce act
that simultaneously claims my space in the world.
My right to be.
My ability to protect and keep children safe.
To make my intention known both energetically and physically,
respectfully and powerfully.
And then to follow my intention through into positive action.
What a powerfully simple act this crossing of the street becomes.
How can I capture that energy, power, intention
to the places in my life
I feel more weak, less confident?
That fierceness to protect,
to make known my intentions
and follow through with them
in everyday life.
And how can you do this same?
This week, here's my wish for you...
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!