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Gordon Neufeld, coauthor of Hold On to Your Kids, talks with Sil Reynolds, coauthor of Mothering & Daughtering, about discipline and the effects of digital media on our kids. Read Part 1 of the interview, Putting Parents Back in the Driver’s Seat. More
Gordon Neufeld
Reynolds: There is some disagreement in the world of parenting about whether we should be holding on to our kids or letting them go. Where do you stand? Neufeld: I started my career in parent education with the idea that we needed to let our kids go. I believed that parents were suffocating for their children. There was no room for individuality and personhood. More
Advice for Couples
The question I am asked most often is: "What do you do if your partner doesn’t...(do any imaginable thing)?” or "What if you are married to someone who is...(any imaginable bad trait or behavior)?" In the past, I have responded to these questions with answers addressed to the specifics. As I have listened to my answers, I found that whatever specifics I responded to, the pattern was always the same. The answer was: "Stay in the process." So what is the process? It is Imago Dialogue. More
When my friend Melissa’s daughter Anna was about 12, she noticed that her belly was expanding—it looked as though a lifesaver was sitting on top of her hips, gently encircling her body. It was with some alarm that she said to her mother, “Look, Mom—I’m fat!” More
When I was 17 years old, I had a profound, reality-shattering realization: I was simply born in the wrong time and place. I should have been born in Renaissance Italy. To be exact, I should have been in Florence, Italy, circa 1486, the year that Sandro Botticelli painted The Birth of Venus. More
Omega Institute Meditation for a New Perspective by Joan Halifax Roshi
Begin by bringing the attention of your mind and heart to the presence of someone who is having a difficult time. You may choose a friend, relative, or someone you feel close to. Open your heart and mind to this person. Really let yourself sense into his or her situation. Feel your way into this person’s heart. (pause) What are they going through? What is their experience? (pause) Now let yourself imagine looking out through his or her eyes. More
Judith Orloff
Some relationships make you feel great, while others wipe you out. Judith Orloff shows you how to identify and minimize the effects of the energy vampires in your life. Relationships are always an energy exchange. To stay feeling our best, we must ask ourselves, 'Who gives us energy? Who saps it?' It's important to be surrounded by supportive, heart-centered people who make us feel safe and secure. It's equally important to pinpoint the energy vampires, who, whether they intend to or not, leech our energy. More
Arielle Ford
There is a tremendous amount of new research out that proves the importance of having pleasure in our lives. Not only does pleasure reduce stress, it also improves our health and overall well-being. This probably isn’t surprising, yet when was the last time you consciously added pleasure to your life? When we are relaxed and in the flow, it’s a zillion times easier to access (and send out) our positive emotions. More
Arielle Ford
The number one question I hear most often from singles is, “How do I overcome my doubt that I will ever find my soulmate?” First, I would ask you to determine if this is a random thought, a random doubt, or if you have a serious “belief” that you will never find your soulmate? It’s important to make this distinction. As human beings, it’s normal to have occasional doubts, but if your core belief is that you won’t find your soulmate, this is something that you need to overcome. More
Gods and Goddesses Within
Elizabeth Lesser questions the role power plays in our lives and the forces that come together when feminism and spirituality merge. More