“I’m Just A Mom” came up during a recent conversation I had with a woman named Amy (a mother of 4 children) who is a participant in a class that I teach. The subject was authenticity. The question was, ‘if a well known women’s magazine was featuring an article about “real” women who are making a difference and you were chosen , what would it say?” Here is how our discussion went: Amy: “This was uber hard. I read the question and thought; it’s going to be a really short article. Since I am a stay at home mom I feel like my difference is really small. Like super small, because I am never out in the world. So I went back to my small circle on how I make a difference. I think I make a difference in my kid’s lives. I want them to be beautiful, strong, independent people. That is the goal that I work towards every
If you walk into a room full of 5 year old’s and ask, “who is an artist?” every single child jumps up and down and declares that they can draw anything and they gladly grab their crayons and create masterpieces. If you walk into a room of adults 25 years of age and older and ask them the same question you see panic in their eyes. Some duck under the table, some make a beeline for the door, some break out into a full on sweat and a few shyly admit that they may have a little artistic talent. What happens to us? One day we are the next Picasso and before you know it we can’t even manage to muster up a half way decent stick figure on a napkin.
I believe that everyday provides us abundant opportunities to feel joy. However the fast-paced world can distract us from recognizing this. Since we are in the middle of the holiday season I would like to offer some thoughts regarding joy. Joy is the absence of fear. Joy is knowing that “more isn’t always better” and we really do have all that we need. Joy is not achievable when we are over-scheduled, over committed, and overloaded. Only in a joy filled and graceful life can we recognize and honor the possessions that we have, appreciate the real worth of loved ones and others we care for, and value what we do.
“Sometime in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself.” Hi My Friend, I trust that this finds you well and thriving. I have completed all of the Introductory Sessions for the next Lines In The Sand class which will start in late March. I am happy to find so many of you who are dedicated to carving out one day a month just for yourself. For those of you who have committed, I look forward to leading you through this journey of taking a closer look at your life and recognizing the sacred in ordinary moments. You are going to love this expedition!