TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE!
For the next 48 hours see if you can pay attention to your body language as you navigate your two days. Notice your posture, your facial expressions, your hand movements, how others react to you, and how your conversations and relationships play out. What do you notice? Are others giving you feedback? Is it positive or negative? Most kids are especially perceptive and sensitive to body language so they can be your best teachers. What can you learn?
Yoga and meditation are wonderful practices to help you stay grounded in your body and Mindful throughout your days. I know that I am a lot more poised and less reactive in my body on days that I do yoga in the morning. Have FUN!
Tricia (original post Oct. 2013)
It's funny how life takes us in a full circle. As a child my mom used to say, "Tricia, you only speak when you have something important or meaningful to say." Yes...and what a valuable skill...and "chit chat" has it's value too. Listen carefully with your eyes and ears. Think before you speak. Share from your heart and your experiences.
Check out the Quiet Revolution! http://www.quietrev.com/quiet-revolutionaries/
Tricia (original post from 2014)
What appears to be stubbornness, laziness, ignorance, or numerous other negative things, may simply be lack of "readiness." What does it take for someone to be "ready?" Think about it. Hold yourself and others with compassion.
Tricia (original post 10/2013)
Did you ever wonder why Canada Geese have an inherent ability to work so well in a group? They communicate, have roles, and understand how to share V-formation responsibilities. What can we learn from these amazing birds? Tricia (original post July 2014)
Kindness is a virtue that I greatly value, and I take advantage of every teaching opportunity when I'm with my daughter. Wouldn't it just be amazing if the next generation wiped out war, gangs, or even the ridiculous girl drama. This is probably not realistic, however, we have to start somewhere! Above all, be kind to yourself and then it's much easier to be kind to others.
Tricia (original post 4/2013)