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Do I find this person difficult? Or do I find this person's VIEWS difficult?

Jan 13, 2021

Was last Wednesday a hard day for you? It was for me. It was difficult and challenging to watch people storming the Capitol building in our nation’s capital. 

As much as the events of the day may have evoked emotions from me, I also found myself extremely sensitive to the many posts and comments that were coming through on social media. 

Politics can become heated very quickly. Many of us avoid having these discussions with people we spend time with because we want to protect...

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11 Guidelines for Spiritual Parenting

Dec 24, 2020

I was asked for some guidelines on spiritual parenting.  


Me and my kids, 2010.  

Here's what I picked up over the last 22 years (I just empty nested this year!).     

  1. Children grow up treating themselves - not the way you treat them - but by the way you treat yourself. So exercise good self care and boundaries, and this includes with your child!
  2. Tantrums are children's way of saying they aren't feeling seen or heard. Distractions...
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Sound Heals

Dec 01, 2020

This is part 10 in IzzyJi’s Yoga off the Mat series. 

 

Music is in my blood. I absolutely LOVE music. My mom said that when she was pregnant with me I kicked a LOT. She used to hold a radio up to her belly and play classical music for me. That, and the sound of her voice reading to me used to calm me down enough so that she could get some rest as well.

 

I love music so much that I took percussion in grade school and began learning piano in Jr. High. I eventually decided...

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Re-Connecting with Friends

Aug 04, 2020
This morning I heard from a friend that I hadn't talked to in more than a year. It touched me deeply that she reached out to me and apologized for not staying in touch. Before this past year, we would often have coffee dates to talk and catch up with each other. Life moves so fast that I'm realizing now (by the lump in my throat) how much I missed that connection.
 
About a month ago, I received a call from an old friend I hadn't seen in almost 15 years. I called her back and we...
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