When I was a child, my parents often ignored me. It's not that they were unkind to me. It's that they had full lives of their own and didn't like playing Candy Land.
We often have a diluted sense of self; we do not see the magnitude of the greatness inside of us. As a result, most people live within the parameters of the lowest part of their life; they dwell in the basement of their capability.
When I was your age, it was basically impossible to lose a phone. If all else failed, you started at the wall jack and followed the line. There were cellphones, or, as we called them at the time, "carphones." Nobody we knew actually had one, though.
The remarkable truth about each unique stage of life is that it's really not about what you leave behind at all; it's about what you take with you.
I celebrated on May 7 and as a gift to myself -- and you -- I offer insights and strategies about BOLD Living at 49. Why BOLD Living? Well, why not? Life's richer when you write the story you want to live.
"You're going to marry him. Want to know how I know?" Of course I wanted to know how someone knew who my future husband would be. "Because of that," she said. She pointed at him, sitting in the middle of a circle of children. They were all giggling, and they followed him like the Pied Piper.
"I am a portal to Truth, luminous. I am as wide-awake today as I can possibly be. And I am not the only one. I... am... not the only one. Truth is a...
Don't worry if you're short of cash. You don't have to buy this COAT but you do have to spend the time weaving it.
The way you reconnect with your kids each and every day helps set the tone for your relationship. The more they feel connected to you, the less they'll need to act out in order to get your attention. And the stronger your bond, the more they'll actually want to cooperate.
If you're a parent you've probably learned by now that vacationing with small kids can be very stressful. Vacationing with little ones is essentially all the same chaos that comes along with normal parenting -- just in a different location and amplified due to erratic schedules and endless excitement.
I plan to be my grandson's favorite person in the world. I want to be that wise person he feels safe enough to come to with any question. I want him to know he can always tell me any and everything.
To create connection rather than disconnection with our kids, we need to demonstrate to them that we accept them exactly as they are. Then, kids find it safe to be themselves around us. In an atmosphere of acceptance, children can grow, develop, create and learn.
Henry Ford is quoted as saying: "Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this....
A huge influence in my life growing up as a daughter of Greek immigrant parents was my elementary school crossing guard. Her name was Rosie. She was a salt-n-pepper, thick-boned, swarthy-skinned, second generation Italian-American woman with the biggest heart.
Asking our kids to continually gauge the majority of their life experiences through fun binoculars (and to present them that way on social media) isn't just annoying and unrealistic, it's potentially harmful.
An invisible script is an assumption that is so baked in to how you view the world and your choices that you don't even question it. It often involves an inner voice telling you what you should do, need to do, or can't do.