One Strategy for Practicing Unconditional Love

I’ve had a few hard conversations this week and witnessed some other folk’s difficult situations.

Parenting, eldercare, working with people, relationships of all kinds give us opportunities to learn.

Opportunities to be present.

To see and be seen.

To accept.

To love.

Sometimes in my exuberance and enthusiasm for the possibilities about what can be learned and changed, I don’t realize that what someone might be hearing or feeling is:   Continue reading “One Strategy for Practicing Unconditional Love”

Celebrating Friendship and Connection on Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day.  What does that bring to mind for you?

Heart-shaped decorations? Roses? Chocolates?

For me it’s broader than decorations and date night.

It’s about hearts full of love and friendship.

Celebration and connection.

Loving your life and the people you have connected with.

Taking a moment to celebrate love in all its forms.

And taking care to  love yourself, too.

I love holidays, decorations and all the fun trappings of the day.

I love chocolate and other delicious food and drink.

But as a commitment to self-love and self-care this year I am trying to do what I need to do to get healthier while still celebrating friendship and connection.  Continue reading “Celebrating Friendship and Connection on Valentine’s Day”

From Fear to Celebration: 5 Strategies to Transform Your Approach to Rejection

Fear of rejection and putting yourself into the world limits your ability to learn and grow. Celebrating rejection, instead of fearing it, transforms the person experiencing rejection from a victim of others choices, to the courageous chooser of opportunity. You can learn to change your mindset about fearing rejection to celebrating rejection.

As with most celebrations, celebrating rejection will make you happier. And if it still sounds impossible, there are at least five practical steps that you can take to get better at being rejected. You can choose to transform your relationship with rejection to allow yourself to bravely pursue your goals as you ask hard questions, try new things, and do what matters.  Continue reading “From Fear to Celebration: 5 Strategies to Transform Your Approach to Rejection”

What’s the Secret to Supporting Self-directed Learners?


If you’re a parent who wasn’t homeschooled, you probably find yourself wondering,

“How can I help my child be a self-directed learner when that’s not how I learned?”            Continue reading “What’s the Secret to Supporting Self-directed Learners?”