There are some disappointments in life, some really HUGE ones, that are tragic and trauma filled. Then there are others that are just part of life, that feel so unfair and are not fun and are just pure and simple, really disappointing. How do you handle disappointment? Do you crawl up in a ball and not get out of bed? Or do you feel it deeply and turn those lemons into lemonade? There are so many ways to handle the ups and downs of life. Some things happen that are truly unfair and unfathomable (child loss, war, injustice). Others – it’s just life handing you something out of your control that you need to figure out how to deal with. We experienced a bit of a heartbreak last weekend. We had a wonderful, music filled event planned for months now. Childcare set up, work schedules changed, tickets bought, food and… Read More »
Bored, I’m so bored, bored bored bored. I’m bored to death, audible heavy sigh. Bored bored bored. Is this a common and recurring chorus in your home this summer? Being bored is boring. Or is it? Children need to sit in their own boredom for the world to become quiet enough that they can hear themselves. Dr. Vanessa LaPointe Being bored is saying no to chaos and yes to calm. Being bored is saying no to consumerism and yes to minimalism. Being bored is saying no to all the outside stimulus and saying yes to imagination. How do we teach kids to be bored when it’s so boring? Part of it is getting past the mundane drone of their current state of being, then having the patience for them to figure out what to do in the nothingness. What did you used to do when you were bored as a kid?… Read More »
Please enjoy this meditation that begins in your heart and spreads love to others in need.