Two decades ago I would have told you all I wanted for my kids was that they grow up to be "happy." The most important lesson I've learned along their raising is that the path I think they should be on may not be their destiny. And what a gift it is to witness their journey!
Scrolling through Facebook it's easy to pick apart and be judgy about other's posts. Today I am sharing my plan for a new year filled with positive thought and action!
There is a big difference between the moms of littles and those in the throes of raising teenagers! Today I was reminded of why it's so important to have authentic connection and camaraderie while in the trenches of parenting.
Having regular run-ins with your teenager? Wish you could figure out what's going on? Beth and her son Scott were at an impasse before we began to look at the limiting beliefs Beth had that contributed to her parenting dilemma. Things are much smoother sailing now.
What are your family's goals, dreams, and values? Do you know what you are sacrificing in order to feel "successful?" A recent morning run caused me to observe that today's families are foregoing their greatest asset...the ability to connect, to work together, to operate as a team. Let me introduce you to a family who has shunned what most of us subscribe to every day in the name of giving their family a truly unforgettable experience, learn about Sailing Zatara.
As she looks across the table at me, it's easy to see the raw pain in her eyes. The wonder in how she got here. I'd seen it untold times before...hell, I'd witnessed it in myself on many an occasion. Her tears flowed from a space deep within as she shared the story of feeling unworthy and undeserving of the beautiful [on the outside] life she lives. Her fairy tale mask covers a self-loathing game she plays with herself every. single. day. It's EXHAUSTING.
What is it costing you to neglect yourself and continue to perform mom? For me it meant a diagnosis of viral meningitis and a hospital stay. Are you ready to shift from anxiety, frustration and (sometimes) overwhelm into BEING a mom who is patient, confident, and filled with joy? Then I've got an event for you!