Is Religion Responsible for Violence?

Many fundamentalists have fought and killed in the name of religion. I find this topic fascinating and intellectually stimulating. It is fraught with so much emotion, which I believe is often grounded in ignorance and false beliefs. Throughout history, and to this...

Turn Challenges into Gold

Caroline Myss is an author, inspirational teacher and healer in the fields of human consciousness, health and spirituality, among other things. I wanted to share a few of her quotes as food for thought about the impact of challenges and choices in our lives. I briefly...

Your child’s self-esteem start with you!

Self-esteem is the greatest gift you can offer your child. How to foster a healthy sense of self, resilience and self-confidence in a child is not an easy task. It is not difficult in the sense of how to do it, it is difficult because of where we are today as a...

Mindfulness and Parenting

This video explains how mindfulness can help both your parenting and your children. It also briefly addresses how to start practicing mindfulness. A few resources are provided. Benefits of Mindfulness can be found on this site:...

5 Steps to Better Self Care for Moms

Self-care is often ignored by parents, yet a very important component of living a happy and fulfilling life. When we make place in our lives for little pockets of self-care, we have more energy and patience with our spouse/partner and children. We need to make time...

Multiple Benefits of Giving your Kids Chores

Parents often wait too long to start getting their children involved in chores. Often times feeling that children should only focus on play and homework. The problem with this is that to expect our teenagers to suddenly “want” to help out around the house is...

Preparing a Toddler for a Long Plane Ride!

One of travelling parents’ greatest headaches or anticipated fear is travelling with young children and toddlers. In this video, I offer various strategies to prepare your young children for a long plane ride. No longer will you need to avoid travelling or fear...

Parent Overwhelm: 5 Tips to Cope with Stress.

I recently watched a Ted Talk and I thought I would summarize here a few of the key elements in raising families. How adaptability and values, can help us cope with the chaos, stress,  and overwhelm. Read on:   Kids do sense that their parents are out of control. even...
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