If you are a caretaker, either by profession or by nature, (perhaps a mother) please consider the message of “No-one ever received anything but praise for being caring. The very concept of “over-caring” has seldom been twinned as an aspect of self-neglect. And the step linking care-giving to personal ill health is a bridge considered … Continue reading Can moms care too much?
My five-year-old daughter was looking out the window, fidgeting with the tassel on her shirt when I came into the living room. Her back was turned to the shards of my favorite vase, a delicate gift from a dear friend from Italy, broken on the floor behind her. The crash had brought me running. “Leah, … Continue reading How We Teach Our Kids to Lie
I dread raising spoiled children. You know, the ones who whine incessantly and act like they’re the only people on earth with needs and wants and feelings. I’ve always known that I wanted my children to be empathetic, caring, thoughtful individuals. I knew that I would create healthy boundaries, with loving firmness, and never, ever … Continue reading The Truth About Spoiling Your Baby
As a wife, mother and spiritual counselor, I’ve learned that the better I care for myself, the better able I am to care for those around me. I’ve learned that this journey of self-care, or inner-care as I call it, is not for the faint of heart. It takes courage and conviction to care for the … Continue reading For Mothers to Thrive is to Change the World