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Parenting Paused

Jun 29, 2021

After years of therapy and spiritual practice, I was sure I had the skills to be the parent I longed to be. I pictured myself as a BIG open expansive heart energy surrounding my child supporting her to express her heart. My visions filled me with delight and supported traveling halfway around the world to adopt my...

Jun 22, 2021

Over and over again, one of the main things I practice in my life, and especially in my parenting, is the counter instinctual move toward my uncomfortable feelings instead of away from them.
Of course, as a child, none of us were able to tolerate the intensity in our little bodies when big feelings with big...

Jun 15, 2021

When your child comes to you and asks you if they can do something, or when they look to you when they're about to do something, do you ever feel like you're giving them permission?

This week inside this episode I want to share with you a different approach to what might actually be happening when you perceive that your...

Jun 8, 2021

I've had many experiences in my life, some joyful, others painful, and a whole wide range in between.
Mothering, in all its ups and downs, has been the most profound experience and continues to be so.
Little did I know what lay ahead when I traveled to China 21 years ago to adopt my daughter.
I honestly...

Jun 1, 2021

Lots of parents ask me, how do I set boundaries with my child?
It is a HUGE topic and one I've chosen to explore from my internal experience. Early on I saw how much easier it was to bind my daughter and her behavior than to take responsibility for setting my healthy boundaries.
The question entered my mind: What...