By maintaining a balance between love and support with developmentally appropriate boundaries, children will grow up to be successful in navigating the world and accepting the realities that come with adulthood.
There are so many articles written every single day about health and nutrition. There is this diet and that diet and one philosophy after another about what to eat and when to eat it and how far apart to space meals and good fats and bad fats -- and the list goes on.
It can feel unsafe and vulnerable to receive compliments and take them to heart. If we quickly return the energy, we can stay in our comfort zone and we obstruct the intimate and heart-opening growth before us.
I have learned so much about myself on that yoga mat, and on nights like tonight where I come home all sweaty and wide open, I am reminded that my relationship with myself is the most important thing in my life.
There are too many people in our communities who find themselves in the middle of a life journey that does not seem to lead them to places of peace and comfort. One of those persons was a former neighbor of mine who took her life a few weeks ago.
In the life of a child, there is someone else who is of greater importance than the teacher. That person is, of course, the parent. I ask parents to be cognizant of the ways in which they interact with their children.