Anxiety in children isn’t always obvious. Sometimes it can be hard to identify, and therefore it can be challenging for parents to help. After all, if we don’t know that the seed level cause of our child’s discomfort is anxiety, how are we supposed to help them? In my daughter for example, her anxiety often … Continue reading 4 ways to help children with anxiety
Low-cost ways to market your book I self-published a children’s book in July of 2017 and so far, it has been a positive experience. Learning about the process of publishing a book was priceless, and I’ve had fun meeting my readers. One of the challenges I’ve faced is in the area of marketing. I’ve learned … Continue reading Low cost ways to market your book
My son arrived in the world three weeks earlier than expected, but he was healthy. He was also a happy baby: affectionate and funny, and almost always in a good mood. His personality didn’t even change when, at three months old, he developed a rash on his cheeks. At first, I thought the rash was … Continue reading Eczema, Humility, and Strength
My 6-year-old daughter came screaming into the house as I put the final dinner dishes in the dishwasher. The clang of the appliance gate clattering our dirty tableware met the front door of the house as it burst open with my child's wail. Startled, I asked if someone had been hurt. My daughter sobbed through … Continue reading Lessons in Confidence
I posted a few days ago about why we chose to complete the KonMari method in our home. We've made it through the clothes, which is the suggested first step. Here are some takeaways from our process. I also want to offer some suggestions on how to handle getting rid of your no-longer-loved items in … Continue reading Our KonMari Journey: Clothes
I didn't read Marie Kondo's book when it came out. In fact, I was resistant to the idea of "sparking joy." I rolled my eyes at the idea. I thought it was just a cute trend that would come and go. I judged it as an unconscious slogan and put it in the category of … Continue reading Why KonMari?
He adds items to our luggage after I think we are finished packing for a trip. I say we won’t need it. I say we should pack light. I always say that. I tire easily when preparing for a trip. My excitement usually peaks, then crashes into irritability and fatigue right before we start to … Continue reading He and I
This is a funny but true reminder to never give up. If you have an idea, it’s because it needs to be in the world, and you’re the person to share it. Sending you all the “I can do this!” vibes. #mycirclegame #goodideas #inspiration #creativitymatters #youmatter #dontgiveup #shareyourwork #shineyourlight
I received this message from a teacher who purchased my book. Here’s what she said: “Each of my students planted a helping hand and shared how they would help or use their hands! I typed each use! It was very beautiful! I look forward to the other senses! An amazing book! I will, one … Continue reading Why we do what we do.
In this week's installment of 'Shiny Sparks,' I spoke with Meredith Myers (The Majestik Lioness). Meredith is a heart-based healer and teacher of metaphysical wisdom, meditation, and self-worth. I asked her how she maintains her connection to spirituality. What helps me live consciously? Meditation helps me to live a more mindful & peaceful state of … Continue reading Shiny Sparks: Meredith Myers – The Majestik Lioness