What would be possible if you felt utterly safe and free to live from the core of who you are?
After working with thousands of women and families from around the world, I find my clients universally journeying through these three revelations:
- When you release the cultural conditioning of "who you should be" and journey back home to who you truly are, you will find yourself empowered to live in a sacred manner, where joy and truth emanate from you. When you're living in this radiant space of your own truth, you naturally and effortlessly inspire others to connect to their authentic core, too.
- In order to come home, you must first remember that you are safe, you belong, and you are here to be fully expressed, just like any other living thing on earth. The acorn is here to become the mighty oak; You are here to become the brightest and boldest version of YOU.
- When you first heal what's holding you back, you become the medicine that our planet needs to heal and thrive.
The more we are each activated in our full potential, the greater opportunity we have to collectively shape our world through the lens of love, inclusion, stewardship, and peace.
I believe we've been given the collective assignment and great responsibility to cultivate a more Nourished Home for our people and planet in the 21st century. From the world we create for our children to the ways we're relating in community and environment; the time is now.
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With warmth & light,
The Nourished Home Blog
If we are not joyful in our pursuits, I'm not sure what purpose our pursuits serve.
Even with the hard and soulful work of parenting, there is a way to experience joy, harmony, and purposeful pursuit each and every day. This is what I want for you.
I see you grounded in the inner and outer harmony that brings you deep abiding joy through the ups and downs, the wins and the fails, the easeful times and the tough times of this journey.
Three out of four of my family members have been sick over the winter holiday, myself included. My little Flannery is still really sick and I’m dragging big time.
I can't lie. I'm not feeling a whole lot of inspirational New Year energy right now.
And I'm not about to write some canned "bring in your best New Year yet with these three fool-proof tools!" nonsense... So where does that leave us?
Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, or any other tradition this holiday season, know that I'm wishing you peace, wonder, and love from my corner of the world.
Here's a simple a cappella version of Silent Night, a favorite of mine that indeed connects me into something still, silent, and sacred this time of year.
Today I want to share with you a simple yet profound way to honor the beauty of the darkest day of the year.
Winter is a time to do the inner work of strengthening your roots, just like the trees do every year.
Although the trees look "dead" and "still" in winter they are doing profoundly important work underground. This is their annual opportunity to strengthen their roots, find stability, and build a stronger foundation that makes for a most beautiful blossoming every spring.
See the beauty and purpose of the "underground" work you're called to do in winter. Let the winter solstice be a sacred way to honor and ground into this important time in your yearly cycle as a human being.
I wanted to write to you today about the winter solstice, and I’m going to get to that but I have to start here because this is what feels real to say to you.
On Monday night my five-year-old daughter let me know in her whimsical flitting voice,
“Mama, we’re going to have a lockdown at school tomorrow!”
She went on to tell me, “Me and my whole class are going to hide in the bathroom with our teacher and stay really quiet. All of the doors at school will be locked. The principal and even police officers are going to pretend to trick us and try to get into the classroom. Mama, why do we have to hide in the bathroom? Why is that the safest place for us to be?”
I don’t know what you might think of me but if you’re imagining me knitting all day in front of my wood stove in Maine, you’ve got it wrong. I do have a wood stove but you’ll never find me knitting by it.
For the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States, I traveled from Maine to New York City in our minivan with my husband, two girls, my parents, and my brother. And then we celebrated with both sides of our crazy family in NYC.
Does this sound like simple bliss? No.
You are ready to come home to what is true for you.
You are ready to live beyond busy and lean into what you desire.
You are ready to expand beyond the stuff that makes you feel small.
This past summer I had one of the most intense conversations I've ever had with my daughter, Laila.
She looked at me with earnest and asked, "Mama, is Santa real?"
She's asked me a question in this tone before and it sounds something like, “I know the truth and now I want to hear you say it."
The powers that be in television decided that they valued Mr. Rogers' message and mission. They literally made space for his show on the television airwaves.
And children all over the world have found joy, belonging, love, and healing through the space that television made for Mr. Rogers' service path.
Making space for what you most desire to nurture in yourself and in others is one of the core pillars of going From Hectic to Harmonious. And here is the magic.
You are the powers that BE in your own life. You are the powers that BE in your family's life.
If you’ve ever sat in this space of wondering, “Do other parents feel so angry and frustrated at bedtime?” This post is for you.
Maybe you feel like it’s your fault. Whatever you’re feeling, I promise you that you’re not alone.
Stephanie Hope Dodd, author of the International Bestselling book, “Good Baby, Bad Sleeper”, understands the pull between living out the theme of attachment parenting trends and the fine-line balance between meeting your own needs while giving your child the skill set to fall asleep on their own. She’s been there.