Lessons from a dandelion.

Lessons from a dandelion.
"I am definitely gonna be looking at dandelions differently now. I do love the metaphor of the dandelion and how she prepares for getting "mowed over." How she buries herself deep so that regardless of what happens around her she is grounded and deeply rooted in her strength. When it comes to picturing that as our journey when we are deeply rooted in our beliefs and our strength it doesn't matter what's going on around us we will find the peace in the chaos. And that takes practice and time. And no matter how many times we get knocked down we bloom again."
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How a case of the 'Shoulds' in my Motherhood led me to my greatest joy!

How a case of the 'Shoulds' in my Motherhood led me to my greatest joy!
Do you have a case of the Shoulds in motherhood?  We often lose sight of what we really want for ourselves and our children because of the external pressure that we are facing.  Whether it be from school, church, your own parents, or your own life experiences, you have come to some pretty solid conclusions about what your life should look like.  What if you could challenge those beliefs and start asking yourself questions in the moment?  

Check in with yourself when you hear yourself saying 'should' to yourself, your kids, or anyone else in your life.
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How Self Awareness is important to Family Values

How Self Awareness is important to Family Values

Tapping into your core values as a family requires that you develop some deep self awareness.  We have this ideal or fantasy of what our family will be or should be. Based on our own lack from growing up, we strive to fill in this gap.

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Day FIVE of the Break THRU Boredom Family Challenge: CONNECTION

Day FIVE of the Break THRU Boredom Family Challenge: CONNECTION
Here is an article about how hugs will improve your relationships with the family.  Connection before correction is a huge part of our parenting philosophy.  I notice that when we are not connecting with our children in meaningful ways, the negative behaviors start to emerge more frequently.


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Day FOUR of Break THRU Boredom Family Challenge: CORE VALUES

Day FOUR of Break THRU Boredom Family Challenge: CORE VALUES

Day 4: Core Values
Brainstorming the family's core values and working on them consistency is an important part of cultivating a Family Mindset.  In the first 3 days, we worked on Intention, Gratitude, and Kindness.  Today, use these grounding techniques to center your family into its truest values and then work on recording them into Family rules or expectations to refer back to along your family's path.  List them with positive language as in 'We can' or 'We will' statements rather than the things you will not do. Example: We will listen to each other or We can pause before responding.

As I write this blog series we are currently on Stay at Home order for the Covid-19 pandemic.  There are a lot of new ideas and cultural shifts that have been brought into our home.  We are dealing with fewer distractions therefore we can work on and implement what is truly important to our family.  In the comments, please write what your family hopes to implement into your future goals from this 5 Day Challenge or from your time at home during the pandemic.

Affirmation: I am Strong and Rooted

Snack: Root Veggie Chips 
(eating root veggies can help you feel more grounded)
Set up a taste test using this article.  See if you develop something new that you like to eat!!


Guided Activity: Tree Pose video
 

Invitation to Play:  Barefoot walk
Feeling the earth under your feet is so crucial to brain development and emotional regulation!  Take some time this week to be barefoot outside.  We went around our backyard looking for different textures to put our feet on.  Then, we described the feeling on our skin.  See how many different textures you can find in your yard!





Enjoy the shift in the brain this week!

Find the 5 Day Break THRU Boredom challenge in my facebook community too!  That's where you can participate for prizes and get more free trainings.


If you like this blog, you may also like this Free Guide: 5 Ways to Reduce Childhood Stress and Anxiety.


 
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