One of the teens, a 7th grader, told me school was already getting hard - even though it just started. I asked him if he ever used deep breathing as a coping strategy when things seem difficult or when he was experiencing nervousness? He said no - and he had never considered deep breathing to actually be a thing.
September is the month of maturity; the heaped basket and the garnered sheaf. It is the month of climax and completion. September! I never tire of turning it over and over in my mind. It has warmth, depth and colour. It glows like old amber. – Patience Strong
I spoke to the staff development director about my desire to go to the conference and bring my family since I was still nursing my baby. She looked at me like I was nuts. She told me she doubted that could happen. She asked if I thought this was a professional request to make? That discouraged me. It made me feel small and unworthy.
What is the Wednesday C.L.U.B.? It will be time for us to discuss, share tips, brainstorm, and source tools/resources to support your (a) creativity, (b) help you learn and heal from life transitions, (c) guide you in untangling for things that keep you small, and (d) build and amplify your boldness.
Going back-to-work when our daughter was three months old was brutal. I didn’t want to go back. I didn’t want to leave her chubby and snuggly body. I didn’t want to stop breastfeeding.
Nature can serve as cradle to lay down your burdens, worries, and fears.
Just like trees that self-prune so they can shed unnecessary baggage to make space and energy to move toward the light (lighter things) — nature offers that to us, too.