When I was sixteen years old, a series of poor choices resulted in my getting arrested. The punishment designated by the court was 100 hours of community service, overseen by Reverend William T. Federici of First Congregational Church. Unphased and unrepentant, I showed up (late, of course) for my first day of service straight from the beach: barefoot, sand covered, and bathing suit clad. Rev. Federici said not a word about what brought me to his office, and set about drawing me a diagram detailing the direct connection between the mind and the heart. He explained something called “the heart of the perfection of wisdom,” and advised that I needed not just to open, but to empty the negative thoughts cluttering my mind. For a disaffected teenager, it was quite a concept.
Having a daughter has raised my awareness of women in the media. Women selling things. More focus on pretty than strong. There’s nothing wrong with pretty, by the way. I’m not writing this to chastise anyone. But I often think about this question: What do I want for my daughter in terms of confidence, health,
We interrupt our regular posting to bring you a message from Kid President. Monday I was searching Kid President (AKA Robby Novak) clips on You Tube to find videos to show my kids at school. I stumbled on this one and fell in love with it. Michelle has shared Kid President and Soul Pancake clips
Last week I posted a few videos that I just absolutely love. I’m a self-proclaimed lover of quotes and videos that teach compassion, acceptance and kindness. As moms, I think most of us are striving to instill those values in our children and to live by example. We can all use a pick-me-up every now
Have you heard of Kid President? When I watched his video called A Pep Talk from Kid President for the first time many months ago, I sat at my computer and hit the replay button over and over. I’m a sucker for inspirational messages. I love to watch things that make me feel moved, make
About a month ago I posted a blog called Dealing with Anxiety – For Good. In that post I talked about my recent discovery of Buddhism and Buddhist meditation and how it’s been helping me to reduce my anxiety and be more at peace. I continue to feel that way today – I feel more at