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Are Your Beliefs Ruining Your Relationships?

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 07.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lindsay Robin Christianson

Grab a partner and give this a try. Stand facing your partner, holding your hands up and pressed against each other's'. Now, both of you push against the other's hands.

The Secrets To Raising Healthy Kids In An Unhealthy World

Mercedes Samudio | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Mercedes Samudio

It's enough to make anyone want to throw in the towel! But, let me offer another perspective that sheds light on what you can do to raise healthy, imperfectly whole, resiliently confident kids - because yes, it can be done!

3 Magically Easy Steps to Stop Feeling So Frazzled

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Robin Christianson

Here are three magical things you can do to get out of the 'doing' cycle (and into living on purpose)!

Restoring the Real World in Parenting

Ellie Knaus | Posted 04.25.2016 | Parents
Ellie Knaus

My child is shepherding me back to the real world I've neglected because I've been too busy constructing an imaginary world of future accomplishments, and external validation, and Pinterest boards of what our lives should look like.

Cooperation or Combat? The Choice Is Yours!

Mark Baer | Posted 04.14.2016 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Every single thing we say and do are actions which we have chosen to make. What we don't say and do are the result of our inactions, which are also choices. Whether those choices are conscious or unconscious, they are still choices.

It Came Out Of My Vagina, Now What?! Chapter Excerpt - The Birth Plan

Betsy Chasse | Posted 03.28.2016 | Parents
Betsy Chasse

It Came Out Of My Vagina - An honest (Like Really Honest Guide to Conscious Parenting) Written by multiple moms including Betsy Chasse and Debbie Weis...

A Case for Parenting Before Becoming a Parent

Nic Strack | Posted 03.08.2016 | Parents
Nic Strack

Parenting. A world in which every choice made can simultaneously be the best and worst choice for everyone involved, depending on who you talk to. No pressure, right? Well, I've decided to throw my own opinions-on-parenting hat in the ring, even though I don't have any children... yet.

Why Getting Your Gifts Out Into the World Is Essential

Laura DiMinno | Posted 02.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

(Photo credit: Peter J. Hughes) Now is the time more than ever to share your gifts with the world. We are being called to bring forth that which is u...

Slow Parenting & The Gift of Boredom

Avital Schreiber Levy | Posted 02.08.2016 | Parents
Avital Schreiber Levy

Often, when I hear my children complain "I'm bored" or "That's boring" - I feel myself getting triggered. I get reactively annoyed, thinking: "How can they be so spoiled? All the toys and activities I arrange, all the abundance in their lives - and still it's not enough?!"

Why Obedience Is NOT My Parenting Goal

Avital Schreiber Levy | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Avital Schreiber Levy

If my child doesn't have a clear and unwavering "no" in his vocabulary, how can he speak out against social injustice? How can he develop an equally compelling "yes," and know that his choices are authentically his own, that his voice is internally driven? 

Your Kid's School Is in Lockdown -- What Now?

Laura DiMinno | Posted 01.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

(Photo credit: Suzy DiMinno) "there's a real lockdown I love you" "there's a real lockdown I love you" "mom please reply I'm scared" Parked on the...

Playful Parenting: Reconnecting you to your Authentic Self

Olivia Madlock | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Olivia Madlock

At some point in life (I'm guessing when we all got older, and were sent to school) we all had to learn how to keep ourselves under control and meet the expectations of the adults around us; they liked to call it good behavior.

Unwrapping Childhood

Joree Rosenblatt | Posted 12.16.2015 | Parents
Joree Rosenblatt

You know how when it's the holidays, or your kid's birthday, and there is a stack of gifts...and soon after the child is allowed to start opening, there is a flurry of wrapping paper strewn across the room without so much as a glance at what was actually inside the wrappings?

Life Is Full of Little Graces

Padma Gordon | Posted 11.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

Walking down the street after a fulfilling day of seeing clients I was struck by the blazingly beautiful contrast of the sunlit red and yellow leaves ...

A Demonstration to Mitigate Bullying

Laura DiMinno | Posted 10.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

(Photo credit: Peter J. Hughes) Bullying is a result of unresolved trauma where an individual would rather inflict their own emotional pain on someon...

Bedtime Blessings: Singing the Song of Remembrance

Jesua | Posted 09.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesua

Bedtimes are not always golden rituals of expansive love and poignant cherishing in our home. Sometimes we are all exhausted and edgy by the time bedt...

The Revolutionary Act of Naming Beauty

Jesua | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesua

What if our children are growing up in a world where they can't witness a gorgeous morning sunrise without seeing the melting of our planet; can't visit our beloved ocean without wondering if it's safe to smell the mist arising from it, let alone dive in?

The Car Ride From Hell That Didn't Really Bother Me

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

I could write you all the details of the high-pitched screams, the hitting, pinching and the pushing (all in the back seat), but that would be way too overwhelming and annoying.

Loving and Letting Go: A Celebration of Life and Parenting on Meera's 9th Birthday

Padma Gordon | Posted 09.04.2015 | Parents
Padma Gordon

A parent's love is one that wants the best for their child. In this moment, I am amazed by how quickly my child is growing and, by the person she is fast becoming. One who is bright, responsive, creative, strong and sassy, clear in her communication and centered as she walks through life.

Fostering Authentic Generosity in Our Children

Jesua | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

For myself, this breakthrough of bringing my genuine sadness to my children about hurtful tendencies I notice between them, and powerfully inviting them to embody, enact and extend authentic generosity to one another and the world around them, is one I will continue to learn from!

3 Ways to Be an Awesome Mom (Plus Have Fun at It)

Natasha R. Smith | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Natasha R. Smith

I kept thinking that once I got ONE more thing off my list, I'd have more time to spend with my boy. WRONG. All it brought me was guilt. Besides, I wasn't being that productive any way. How could I be? Trying to work while ignoring my precious boy's pleads for attention? Impossible.

Drenched in a Moment of Mama's Love

Padma Gordon | Posted 07.10.2016 | Parents
Padma Gordon

Many nights, after I read a story to my soon to be 9-year old daughter, Meera, I sit on her bed and meditate until she falls asleep.

Lessons of Tantrums, Wise Sibling Instincts and the Healing Power of Empathy

Jesua | Posted 07.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jesua

My son Ezra woke up sweetly today, pouncing on top of me in bed with all his 65 pounds of naked, sun-kissed, 6-year-old love, panting loudly with morn...

The Time Is Now to Change the Way We Parent

Kimberly Muench | Posted 06.17.2016 | Books
Kimberly Muench

A key element in my journey to understand my daughter's sudden angst has come from a book entitled, The Conscious Parent, Transforming ourselves, empowering our children, by Dr. Shefali Tsabary.

Programming Your Kids' Inner Voice: Conscious Living 101

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Lindsay Robin Christianson

It is in these challenging times that we find the greatest opportunity to create positive change and to forge the pathways for positive self-talk. We can lay the groundwork for confidence and solid character and it all begins with the words we say and the love with which they are delivered. What is it that YOU would like your children to truly know about themselves?