This morning I drove my 7 year old daughter to school, and we had some extra time.
Instead of filling it with looking at my phone, or reading, or talking with her about anything serious – I asked her what she wanted to do.
She wanted to make goofy faces.
So after a few rounds of crazy goofy moments, we started playing with the radio, and wound up having and sharing HUGE belly laughs – and we both just let it all out.
Which wound up beingRead More
Picture the scene.
Lunch is finished. Toys scattered. Kids asleep.
The house is quiet....shhhhhh....
This was when I would get out my computer or journal and work on whatever idea was evolving at the time.
Sometimes I was freelancing. Then I wrote a book. Then I published a book. Then I started planning yoga classes to teach. Then I opened a yoga studio. Then another idea came - was tried on for size - and either set aside or taken on.
This ALL happened in very short bursts of time.
During nap time, school pick-ups and drop-offs, even while nursing a newborn.
Because when inspiration shows up - you have to be there to take the call.
You can't just completely ignore it.
And what I found was the more I picked up on whatever idea landed in my heart or in my head – the more they kept coming.
It was like I had a new best friend kept whispering in ear.
And sometimes the message wasn't meant for me. Sometimes I was too busy. But I always take time to answer the call. Even if I put it on hold or hang up completely.
So, what ideas have been calling you lately -- and are you listening?Read More
Everyone in our house LOVES movies. We each have our favorites, so we devised a family movie night every Thursday.
We finally found a way to make it fair for all of us.Read More
It's an ongoing struggle for me, with all the distractions...and now they are distracted as well. We use methods for limiting screen time and no phones or devices at the dinner table....Read More