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Connection Advice for Parents who Travel

This week is a busy week for me. My kids finish school tomorrow. The next day – Wednesday – is the first official day of summer break for them and then I leave for a work conference on Thursday. My younger two kids do not particularly love when I travel for work, so last year…

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Changing The Game In Youth Sports

Here is my recent interview with John O’Sullivan, author of Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes and Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids. John is originally from New York and graduated in 1994 from Fordham University, where he was a soccer team captain as a senior and a member…

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Knowing our natural rhythms

I was chatting with my dear friends and colleagues the other day about natural rhythms. What we came upon is that we are surrounded by natural rhythms…the rhythm (cycle) of the moon, the rhythm of the seasons, day and night, sleep and wake, hunger and satiety, rest and action, play and work. Bears and other…

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Interview with Sanctuary for Yoga Owner Tricia Heiser

Research has shown that yoga has many benefits for us, from better sleep and immunity, to relaxation, easing migraines, and fighting food cravings. Yoga has been a big part of my parenting life (as a wonderful source of stress relief and re-balancing), so I thought it would be fitting to interview the owner of the…

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The Best Gift A Mother Can Give Herself

This week, Mother’s Day is on my mind. Yesterday, I talked about the pressure society places on us to get our moms the “perfect” Mother’s Day gift. Today, I want to talk about the perfect gift each mom can give to herself. We live in a fast-paced society that only seems to be speeding up…

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Baltimore: Where Do We Go From Here?

I have intentionally avoided commenting on the riots that have sprung up around the country in recent times but today, I find it impossible to be quiet, as the events are unfolding in my beloved hometown of Baltimore and my heart is aching. I have friends and family who are firefighters and police officers who…

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Does Parenting Have To Be So Hard?

I just hung up from a conference call with two of my beloved colleagues, Sue DeCaro and Sheila Wenger. We discussed the power of conscious parenting and the positive effects it is having on the parents with whom we work. We are hearing a common theme from parents – they are stressed, overworked, and have…

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My New Book is Almost Here!

I am thrilled that we are just two weeks away from the release of my new book! I am getting so excited. This is very much like waiting for the birth of a baby. So much love has been put into this book, and I am very proud of it. You can visit my website…

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The Transformational Power of Conscious Parenting

I met again this week with the dad I have been working with on Conscious Parenting. In just a few short weeks, he has evolved from feeling disrespected, frustrated, disempowered, disconnected and unhappy in his relationships with his children. Things have been improving rapidly for him, though. This week, he surprised his boys by taking…

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How This Spring Break Was Better Than The Rest

Today marked the first day back to school after my kids’ spring break. They were off for a total of eleven days. Yes, you read that right – eleven days. It was such a long stretch of time that by the time they got back to school this morning, it was almost like the first…

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