I recently had a conversation with a relative of mine about why some people try to finish other people's sentences when being told a story, while other people sit and listen and simply take in the story. This morning I had the following insight: A few years back I bought the book Drawing on the … Continue reading Being Present: Activating Your Right Brain
Last Sunday morning started off with me anxiously getting as much reading about emergent curriculum done as possible. Which is ironic, since a main point of emergent curriculum is to observe mindfully and feel the richness that life has to offer—while rushing to get things done feels the exact opposite. After a morning of anxiety, … Continue reading Squirrels in Nature
I started reading a book called Serenity by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin. He uses the word to represent inner peace and living in the moment. I've tried to live in the present—let go of the past, stop mind-racing toward the future. I've attempted this on and off for more than a decade. Maybe this time will … Continue reading Serenity and Consicous Living
“It’s snooowing! I want to see snow!” A young girl exiting the clinic room exclaimed excitedly as she skipped toward the window. Kids have this way of being totally present and in awe of what they see. As an adult, snow means having to clean off one’s car, or having a longer, more frustrating commute. … Continue reading TBT: It’s Snooowing!
Yesterday was one of those days when I unraveled. While it was very tough, and I wouldn’t ever want to repeat it, there is something about the following day that feels empowering and calming. Having pushed myself to the brink last night by juggling my multiple side projects, it was humbling to wake up this … Continue reading TBT: The Power of the Pause
I recently tried out an online platform to use for my new nutrition website. At one point I had to decide which plan to use – the one where I pay each month, or the one where I pay annually upfront for a much lower monthly rate. Even though I had only had one week … Continue reading TBT: Living in the Now—or At Least Striving to
While young children have a lot to learn when it comes to self-regulation, delaying gratification, and how to use a toilet, there are things that they teach us. These include, but are not limited to: -Curiosity -Joy -Living in the present moment As I related in my previous post, the challenge of setting aside our … Continue reading Children: Masters of Living in the Moment
In a previous post I discussed the significance of staying off one's smart phone when taking care of one's child. It's hard to put down the phone instantly when your child suddenly needs you, it's uncomfortable having to interrupt what you are doing. And in this digital and fast-paced age, we are always in the … Continue reading Parenting in the Digital Age Part 2