Posts Tagged "happy mom"

Nonviolent Communication in practice

There I was, inside a circle of 30 workshop participants. I’ve never liked being in the spotlight, never saw myself teaching, and I was feeling quite nervous and scared. And then, within the span of about one minute, I felt calm, safe, and totally impassioned about moving on. What could have brought about such change so quickly? How do I within seconds achieve clarity, connection and…

Resolutions for Developing Positive Habits? It Starts with Inner Awareness

Another article posted online (http://www.amsterdam-mamas.nl/stories/this-month/developing-positive-habits) and here . . . I’ll admit it – there have been many a January when I conducted an online search on something like “create positive habits” . . . only to find a wide variety of suggestions, best strategies or top ten tips that sounded promising, but in reality didn’t help lead me to much change. I’m motivated to share what has helped…

Solicited Advice (and the gift of empathy)

A friend of mine just had a baby – her first. At our age it’s probably one of the last births I’ll be celebrating in a while. If I were to give her some of that infamous “unsolicited advice,” I might start with something like, “stay in touch with community; don’t isolate yourself.” In her case, I don’t have to, because in her birth announcement email,…