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Day 21 No Striving Challenge – Warning Signs You’re Disconnected

Connecting with your Spiritual Side is the key to letting go of the striving.   First I want to touch on what I mean by Spiritual. This word can cause resistance because it is linked to certain beliefs. When I refer to spiritual I’m using it to mean knowing our true selves, and living from a place of love and compassion.   Knowing our True Selves also brings with it some questions. What I mean by this is understanding that we are more than a human body. We are all divine beings here to create, experience and enjoy.   “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin   When we have forgotten this truth, we often feel disconnected. If you've ever felt… Lonely, alone and isolated A roller coaster of intense emotions Tense and anxious about your future Angry, regretful, and unforgiving of your past Overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated Filled with self-doubt & despair A sense of longing for a better way A knowing there has got to be more to...

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Day 17 No Striving Challenge – Common Motivations of Striving

Just as money and time can be our external motivators that keep us striving, we also have internal motivators that keep us striving. These ones are a little more sneaky because they aren’t as overt. We need to look below the surface to see what is driving us.   Rest assured there is always a pay-off for the actions and choices we make. When we come to understand why we choose to do the things we do, we are then is a position to change them.   Here are some common motivations:   Security & Safety – We have a strong desire for certainty. When we feel certain, it gives us a sense of stability which makes us feel secure and safe. Because of this we feel that we need to control our outer circumstances, and this keeps us in striving mode.   Belonging & Validation – Somewhere along the way many of us have lost our sense of self. Because of this we began to look outside ourselves to validate our value and worth. This has kept us...

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The Challenge of Highly Sensitive Children

With Christmas fast approaching, the excitement and intensity of the season increases….which means that if you are a parent of a Highly Sensitive Child, you may see the excitement and intensity of your child also increase. With that can come some challenges, and it can be a test of your patience. The following blog gives you a glimpse into the life of a sensitive child…mine! And boy oh boy, it can be a roller coaster…not only for them, but for you as well. I get it. You ARE NOT alone. I invite you into my life and my learning...

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Expectations Affect Our Children By…

As parents we’ve often been told that it’s important to set certain expectations for our children or risk having them be failures in life. …Okay, so the messages aren’t quite that bold, BUT the underlying message does hit on a nerve that creates the fear of failing our children.   With that fear fully engaged, we often buy into the old paradigms of what society, parents, media, and peers say we “should” be expecting of our children. They should: Behave a certain way so they are well liked Start activities early so they don’t fall behind Always play with (or hang out…for the older kids!) other kids so they don’t feel left out Say yes to all invitations so they don’t miss out on opportunities Keep their opposing thoughts to themselves in case they are judged Buy brand name clothes or the latest technology to fit in with their peers   Now, I’m not saying that we shouldn’t do any of these things, and shouldn’t have any level of expectation.  Of course not!  What I’m saying is we...

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