Imagining Our Way to a More Resilient Life

Hands down, one of the best qualities to help our children blossom is resilience.  Even if they are slower to warm up to change, if they have a resilient core, they will adapt to whatever life throws at them.  Since resilience is not an easily quantifiable trait, it may seem impossible to teach.  Many believe

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Compassion for Self: What Are You Waiting For?

Last summer, I wrote a blog article regarding my friend, Kari, and her self-discovery and growth spurred by her son, Andrew’s, type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis.  You can read about her evolution here: How to be a Life Preserver As part of an exercise for a mindfulness class I am taking, I was asked to

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The Restoration of Harmony

Seated at our kitchen table with my hands wrapped around my hot cinnamon tea, I heard my boys starting their day upstairs.  I knew my moments of quiet solitude would soon evaporate.  As they came down the stairs my younger son chirped his usual, ‘good morning!’  With my oldest, the tone was different. As he

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The Lessons of Relocation

It is official.  My husband’s job title changed.  This means we move. Previously I have written about how the mindset you have about moving shapes the experience of it.  You can read that here: WAYS TO COPE WITH MOVING Here, I would like to get a little more specific.  In sharing the news with friends,

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‘Bee’ All That You Can ‘Bee’

As I sat in the audience while my younger son competed in the county spelling bee, it was difficult to watch.  Partly because I was overly invested every time he stepped up to the microphone, and partly because of having to watch the devastation that befell many of the kids as they misspelled words.  It

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