Posts Tagged ‘bliss’

With the holidays upon us it’s easy to forget to take care of one’s self. I find myself rushing about baking gingerbread cookies  like the ones above I made last night from Naturally Yours’ video. We parents so often put ourselves last as we prepare for welcoming others into their home.

 

This season make yourself a priority. Be sure to take some time for yourself, to relax and regenerate. If you wait until its all over, you’ll miss out on enjoying what the holidays are all about. Below are some helpful posts to make the most out of this busy time of year. Enjoy!

 

Jo of the Red Box Company shares 10 tips for staying stress free over the holidays

 

Carrie Hensley of Free to Be Me has a great video with tips for helping you stay present and centered during the holidays.

 

Jackie of essence of wild has a wondeful post on taking cues from nature to find peace.

Gina of Veda Sun shares some tips on staying present with Awareness Practices for you and your family’s sake.

 

Tina of Open Roads Coaching has some great activities you can do with your family the grinch jar and wishing tree.

 

Pixie Campbell has a wonderful ceremony to let go of emotional baggage which you can do with your children to help them visualize letting go . You don’t have to celebrate the winter solstice to do this,it goes well with the traditional New Years letting go or releasing the year to make room for wishes .

 

And if you want to give yourself some play time I have just the thing on my sister site with my free Free Your Inner Child e-course

 

May your holidays be full of  peace, bliss and joy!

 

What happens when things don’t take shape the way you want them to? Do you remember making sand castles on the beach when you were a child?

Welcome to the sixth Metaphor Monday video. In this series I explore a different metaphor each week, viewing parenting from a different perspective.

While we were at the beach, I looked over and was surprised to see sand being thrown up from a small pit on the beach.  I went over to see what was going on and found there was a young man, in his twenties sitting in a hole and digging out sand.  “What are you looking for?” I asked him? “Nothing.” he replied.  “”Are you trying to get somewhere?”  I joked.   “Nope!  Just digging for the sake of digging.”

He was kind enough to allow my also curious son to get in and start digging.  My boys then began digging their own sand hole at the beach, just for the sake of digging.                                              

Enjoy this weeks video!


Are you building sandcastles or digging yourself deeper?

Please post any comments below.

 

I found this video the boys made a few years ago. Edited it.  Now its ready for you to enjoy!

 

Why not make one for yourself today! You can use any greens you want.

I made this simple but deliscious treat for myself to eat while I enjoy some alone time.  We all need alone time don’t we? The kids are at Greek School for a few hours  and I am enjoying the silence.  Don’t get me wrong, one is not better than the other, it just is, what it is.  And it is peacefully quiet presently.  Excuse me while I soak it in and savour my yummy treat . . . . . . .

Bananas, Strawberries, Apples, & Cacao OH MY!

Bananas, Strawberries, Apples, & Cacao OH MY!

 

Over the years I have gone to many yoga classes, taking in the asanas (poses) with my body and mind.  With my first and second pregnancy I took a special prenatal yoga class with a wonderfully wise and inspiring yogini who liked to end each class with words of wisdom, quotes, and her own personal stories.  I found these personal stories to be inspiring, yet practical for everyday.  Isn’t that what we all want?  Not some complicated formula on how to raise our children, be good parents or inspired beings.  I find stories about life to be practical in this way, they inspire, yet leave room for different scenes to unfold. Read the rest of this entry »

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