A Six-Step Conscious Communication Structure for Couples

Communication in a relationships is not always easy…. I’m sure you completely understand this from personal experience… When there is conflict or a challenge in a relationship, there are 3 elements needed for meaningful satisfying communication to occur. Willingness, skills, and structure. Willing participants who have enough skill to participate in a communication structure that’s… Continue reading A Six-Step Conscious Communication Structure for Couples

Nothing More Magnetizing Than a Playful Parent

I’m experimenting with playfulness. What happens when I’m playful? What are the results? Yesterday’s results told me that there is nothing more relishable, magnetizing, and safer for a child than a playful parent. I’m starting to think that playfulness is the nutrient families are lacking and are deficient in and deprived of. And when we… Continue reading Nothing More Magnetizing Than a Playful Parent

What’s on the Other Side of Stressed Uptight Parenting… Hint: Playful Parenting

Last night my family and I played together! It was satisfying, and interesting how we all found a meaningful role to play, resonating with our unique personalities… I was the mama bird and my body made a nest on the couch. Our 4 yr old and 6 yr old sons were the birds hiding in… Continue reading What’s on the Other Side of Stressed Uptight Parenting… Hint: Playful Parenting

Within and Without: Simplicity

Hi Parents! Okay. So here’s what I’ve come to understand: If I sincerely want a sacred space within which to attend to what vitally matters to ME and my family – whatever that may be – then I will be greatly inspired, satisfied, and supported when I cultivate simplicity in family life and simple-heartedness within… Continue reading Within and Without: Simplicity

My Internal Experience of Connecting With Children

I’d like to share what it’s like for me when I’m connecting with children. I have always found it easy to be in relationships with children. I experience that my God-given gift in this life is the gift of play. I do not need to work hard to cultivate playfulness. It is just there, accessible. And… Continue reading My Internal Experience of Connecting With Children

The Risks and Benefits of Entering a Child’s World

There are risks to diving into a child’s world! For many of us parents, it’s not an easy choice to leave our own worlds completely behind and to be with children wherever they are at. I’d like to discuss the pros and cons of such a choice, of being with children where they are at.… Continue reading The Risks and Benefits of Entering a Child’s World