You've communicated clearly, are being patient, and that thing that you need to happen is just not happening! Waiting for someone or something that is simply not ready, can be exhausting. There is a balance between being patient and helping the situation move forward. What is your next step? Tricia (original post Nov. 2014)
One of my favorite trees is the white birch. Tall, lean, and flexible. I'll always remember the one in my front yard while growing up. Whether I needed a place to hold my Chinese jump rope or to just hang out, that tree was always there for me. What do you have in your life today that is grounding and consistent?
Tricia (original post from 2/2014)
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)