Showing posts with label spiritual parenting tools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spiritual parenting tools. Show all posts

Jul 21, 2021

Free Flowing Child

Free Flowing Child
~By Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten

(Originally posted on Intentional Conscious Parenting on July 8th, 2010)

All children are spiritual beings that have come to have a human experience. We know each parent wants to have their belief system instilled in their children. We just ask you to allow and not shut off other avenues of exploration for them. Inspired children can think outside of themselves.

What works for you now may not work for your children twenty years from now. No one knows what will be needed in our future. That's why living in the moment is so valuable!

When you are raising a free-flowing child you are brick by brick building their foundation. A foundation is his or her rock! It is what they will rely on, stand on, go to, hold onto whenever it is needed.

Remember your free-flowing child that you are raising will carry their foundation into their adulthood and then begin building their own foundation with their own bricks. You are raising an adult. It is very important to never forget this fact.

These are tools to help form and mold your child's foundation.

Feb 16, 2017

11 Habits That Lead To A Healthier, Happier You!

In these busy times, we need to make sure to take time out for ourselves. When we are happy, we reflect our happiness outwards to all those around us helping to create a healthier happier world!

1) Before falling asleep each night, think about what you are thankful and grateful for that day. Visualize what you want your following day to look like. You would be amazed at how well this works for creating a calmer more balanced life.

Jun 23, 2011

Showing Off Or Showing Up By: Alexandra Folz

Last weekend I took my girls roller skating at the local roller rink. I wanted mom/daughter bonding time, AND a date with my inner child.
These past few years I’ve peeled off stifling layers of adulthood, and the illusion that I am my past, my parents, my enemies, my friends, my stuff, my occupation, my children, and my future. I believe this is why “she” showed up! Yes, my inner child met me at the skate counter as I traded my Dansko’s in for sassy, hard-leather skates with frayed laces and orange wheels.
You’d think since I wrote Indigo’s Bracelet, I have a great relationship with my inner child. But that’s just not the case. In fact, I actually believe writing the story helped me find her (most of you already figured that out).
Before I go on, here are a few definitions for inner child.
1. The child you once were…(
2. The childlike aspect of a person’s psyche especially when viewed as an independent entity (
3.(MY FAVORITE)…The essential, or original self, regarded as a child, existing within the shell of an adult

Jun 16, 2011

Parenting Responsively For Connection ~ Book Tour ~ Day 9

Day 9 ~ 
Parenting Responsively For Connection Book Tour

Today we have the great pleasure of being the hosts of the Virtual Book Tour for the E-Book Parenting Responsively for Connection Written by ACPI Parenting Coaches for parents to deal with the most difficult task of maintaining connection with the growing child whose behavior changes and shifts.

Yesterday, the book tour stopped by our wonderful friend Leigh Harris's awesome blog Metaphysical Mom and Dad. Feel free to stop by and read the excerpt, The Intention to Connect.

Visit now if you haven’t had the opportunity to meet all the authors.

In the meantime enjoy this book excerpt written by Alan Carson.

Parents as Leaders

Many parents are familiar with Dr. Dorothy Law Nolte's inspirational poem, 

Children Learn What They Live.  The first few lines begin with:

If children live with criticism, They learn to condemn. 

If children live with hostility, They learn to fight.  

If children live with ridicule, They learn to be shy. 

If children live with shame,They learn to feel guilty.

Regardless of which of the three parenting courses I am facilitating, 
I always begin by emphasizing that parents are leaders. As parent leaders we:
                • Influence our children to do what we want them to do
                • Realize that we cannot influence our children unless we are in a connected                                                    relationship with them.
                • Have a vision
                • Focus on what we want, not what we do not want; we are positive
                • Listen
As a parent, I can most influence my child's self-esteem by realizing that I do shape my child's self-concept and self-worth because my child becomes what I believe she can become. Self-concept refers to all of those traits and abilities that my child believes she possesses. Praise and recognition play a major role in shaping my child's self-concept because I am constantly sending messages to my child. Since kids largely spend the first four years of their lives with us, our children internalize our verbalized observations:
"You are such a hard worker."
"You are a very unselfish friend."
"When something is difficult for you, you really become determined."
"I always enjoy asking for your opinion because you have lots of good ideas."
"You are a very thoughtful girl."
When we see behaviors that concern us, parent leaders focus on what they want:
Instead of saying "You're lazy," they say, "You need to work harder."
Instead of saying, "You won't be able to do that," they say, "If anyone can do it, it is you."
Instead of saying, "Boy, were you lucky," they say, "You worked hard for that."
Instead of saying, "Are you ever going to learn? " they say, "I trust you won't make that mistake again."
Instead of saying, "You are very selfish," they say, "You are a more considerate person than this."
Leaders encourage, motivate, communicate, bring out the best in people and give them hope. I will share with you a true story from my days as a guidance counselor. Mrs. White asked me to help her 7th grade daughter Anna with her schoolwork, as Anna's grades had been on a serious decline. Within two weeks of beginning to work with Anna, Mrs. White emailed me:
                "I think I know what is causing Anna's stress—my mother. She moved into our neighborhood recently and has been giving Anna a hard time ever since. She has been criticizing her—asking her if she is stupid because she forgets things, and asking her if she is on drugs, etc."
                This is not only an example of poor leadership, but also an example of how an influential adult can severely hurt a child's self-concept. How are kids going to believe in themselves if their loved ones don't have faith in them? We want our kids to feel they are very capable and possess a multitude of abilities. They will develop a strong self-concept if we love leaders and role models.
                Parents are also crucial to the formation of their child's self-worth.  Self-worth refers to the extent to which the child sees herself as being worthy— worthy of love, success, friendship, and respect. If we want our children to make good decisions in life, we better instill in them a strong sense of self-worth. As actor Christian Slater said, "It doesn't matter how famous you are if your head is telling you, 'You stink.' All you ever do is try to escape from that."
                A scene from the movie about Johnny Cash's life, Walk the Line, will forever be imprinted in my brain.

Apr 28, 2011

Interview With Yvonne Perry and What It's Like To Self Publish With Createspace.

Hello Everyone, this is our second interview this week about self-publishing. We know some of our readers are in the process of writing their own manuscripts and figuring out which publishing road to take. Since we have become connected with many authors that have used various publishing sources we wanted to share with you a few perspectives on self-publishing. 

We will be hosting a live author chat with Yvonne Perry Tuesday May 10th. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details.

Yvonne, Stacy and I are in the process of reading your books to share with our readers. One of the things that caught my eye was that you published with CreateSpace.

1. Can you begin by telling us about yourself and how you became an author? 
I am the mother of two children, stepmother of three, and grandmother of eleven. My family is the joy of my life. However, I also enjoy helping people discover a life of love and joy that comes from the knowledge that we are one with our Creator and each other. I am the host of We Are One in Spirit Podcast, a talk show that offers people a chance to discuss their spiritual experiences. I have a Bachelor of Science in Metaphysics from the American Institute of Holistic Theology.
I first became an author in 2004 when I self-published Email Episodes, my humorous book, which was about my midlife crisis. This was the same year I quit my corporate job and began my own freelance writing business, Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services There wasn’t as many options for publishing back then. Publish-on-demand companies were just coming on the scene and they charged quite a bit up front and had a bad reputation among conventional publishers and bookstores. 

2. Why did you pick CreateSpace over other platforms?
I picked Createspace due to my experience with self-publishing and publish-on-demand companies:
I published More Than Meets the Eye ~ True Stories About Death, Dying, and Afterlife through Booksurge (now owned by Amazon) in 2005. A good experience overall but they charged a set-up fee, and I had trouble getting my file to meet their guidelines for submission, and each revised upload costs additional money.
Right to Recover ~ Winning the Political and Religious Wars Over Stem Cell Research in America was published through a medium-sized independent publishing house in 2007. I do not own all the rights to this book and can’t even turn it into an e-book. The company wants to charge me to keep the book off the backlist. A bad experience all around.
In 2009, The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children was self-published through Lightning Source. A good experience overall but they have a set-up fee, a yearly catalog fee, stringent guidelines for file submission, and each revised upload cost additional money.

3. You self-published your children’s book with Lightning Source. Why did you choose to publish with CreateSpace for your latest book about empathy?
I had heard about CS from an author friend who had a great experience with them. Her book looked fabulous but I decided to test the waters by publishing a book of poetry that I had saved on my computer and never done anything with. Stockpiled Poetry: Introspective Thoughts About Life, God, and Other Stuff That Can't Be Explained turned out great, so I decided to use CS for my empath book, Whose Stuff Is This?: Finding Freedom from the Negative Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You. A very positive experience indeed.

Mar 20, 2011

Thank You, Angels! Children's Book Review & Giveaway

We were tagged in a literacy meme by Grace over at Going Going Gone Green

It is a great meme because it supports literacy. If you read books then you may be tagged next.
Here are the rules for the Meme:
1. Take a picture of the books you are reading currently and add them to your post.
2. Describe the books and if you are enjoying them.
3. For every book you are reading, you have to tag one person.
4. Leave the person a comment letting them know you tagged them.
We just finished reading 
this awesome children's 
picture book for a review.

Thank You, Angels! By: Doreen Virtue, PH.D. With Kristina Tracy
Illustrated By Patricia Keeler

Thank You, Angels! Is a brilliant book to be used as a stepping stone for building a child's foundation on how to engage in a relationship with their angels.

The illuminated examples of everyday readily available angels vividly shows children how all they have to do is just ask for their angels and they are there. It teaches them how to easily look, listen and feel for angel signs.

On the last page Doreen and Tracy ask the children, " What is the only thing angels want in return?"
Do you know what it is?
It is just three little eloquent powerful words!  

Review by Stacy Toten and Carol Lawrence

We are tagging Leigh Harris author of Metaphysical Mom (And Dad) and passing this meme onto her.

Join us for our live chat with Cathy Cassani Adams Tuesday April 12 for a chance to win a copy of Thank You, Angels! 

Jan 30, 2011

Live Chat With Annie Burnside, M.ED. Author Of Soul To Soul Parenting 2/10/2011

Mark your calendars......
We are excited to announce we will be having a live chat event with author Annie Burnside, M.ED.  in our BlogFrog Community. Annie will be here to talk about her new book Soul To Soul Parenting ~ A Guide to Raising a Spiritually Conscious FAMILYdialog with you and answer any parenting questions you may have. 
~Thursday February 10th  7:30 PM Eastern~ 
Participate in this live event for a chance to win....
Prizes included but not limited too:
  • Soul To Soul Parenting By: Annie Burnside, M.ED
  • Free Thinking Human Being T-Shirt
  • Blessed Elements T-Shirt
  • M.A.S.S. 101 Mann Approaching Simple Soulutions Book. By: Stacy & George Toten
  • Children's Book: You with the stars in your eyes By: Deepak Chopra 
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Nov 21, 2010

The Power Of Words.

Thank you, Rob Wiltshire, for sharing your photo with us.

A very important tool in life is learning about the power of our words.

Like colors, words have a vibration. Words can make you feel great or make you feel sad. Almost everyone has had experiences during childhood of being called names or being around a bully who was picking on someone. 

Words can hurt. They can also change your world. The newest studies available show you how they carry their own vibration. Since we live in vibrational bodies we are effected by the vibrations that are directed at us and around us. We receive these vibrations from the music we listen to, the words we hear, TV, news, conversations, books and more. If this concept is new to you there are many studies and wonderful books exploring the power of words. One of the coolest books on the topic is 
The Healing Power Of Water by Dr. Masaru Emoto. His studies were groundbreaking. They haves shown the power of  words through using water crystals. If you haven't seen his amazing photos your missing out. You will never look at words the same way. You'll never look at water the same way.

Sep 12, 2010

Introducing Betsy Henry Author Of "How To Be A Zen Mama"

Introducing Betsy Henry.
A Mother, Daughter, Aunt, Sister, Blogger, Author and Friend.

Betsy is the author of "The Zen Mama's Blog" There you will find ideas on how to stop worrying, let go and be closer to your kids. Ideas on education and Buddhism. Learn how to live life without anger and control. Betsy's blog is intended to be a companion to her book, How To Be A Zen Mama, 13 Ways To Stop Worrying,  Let Go and Be Closer to Your Kids.
I recently asked Betsy if she could tell us a little about herself, her new book and the writing process of Zen Mama.

Betsy please tell us about yourself.

I am a wife of 23 years, a mother to three teenage sons, a daughter of wonderful parents, an aunt to 6 nieces and nephews and a sister to three siblings! I am a preschool teacher. And finally, what I’ve always wanted to be ... a writer!  I also like to garden, read, cook and travel.

How long have you been a practicing Buddhist, what led you to this path?

Well, I’ve had an interesting upbringing.  I was christened Catholic.  Back in those days the wives of Catholics promised, at their weddings, to raise their children as Catholics.  My mother was a philosophy major and the daughter of a Christian scientist.  So on Sundays my siblings and I were Catholics, the rest of the week we were raised with my mother’s philosophies.  
So to really answer the questions...I love to look through all religions and see what I like the best.  So far the Buddhist path is my favorite and I so enjoy reading and practicing the Buddhist way.

What is a technique you personally use to get back into a Zen state of mind when you're in a stressful situation? 

To start with I don’t react to what ever is bothering me. I need to clear my head whether it’s by meditation, a long walk, a cup of coffee and a book.

A good 2 minutes meditation:  
First, you need to stop thinking so get comfortable.  Begin to notice your breath. Take a deep breath through your nose and breathe out your mouth.  Put your hands on your rib cage.  If your ribcage expands, then  you know you’re breathing right.  If it doesn’t, then you’re not taking a deep enough breath.  The more deeply you breathe, the more oxygen that gets to your brain.  It will help you relax and let go, to let go of the things over which we have no control. 

My favorite is this walking meditation:
Don’t walk fast.  Fast walking equals anxiety.  Slow walking is happiness, peace and joy.  Be in this moment. Next coordinate your breathing with your steps. I like to think something as I exhale and another word as I inhale. Maybe you say, “Exhale anger, breathe in peace.” “Breathe out stress.  Breathe in joy.” Don’t forget to have a slight smile on your face. Do this for about 20 minutes (give or take) and I think you will feel better able to take on the world!

Betsy, I can really relate to key points in your book. On page 18 you touch on the view point that your children's failures and successes are not a reflection of you. Let your children be who they are and learn to let go. This is such a hard but important realization of parenthood.

Would you agree that while under stressful situations the energy and vibrations of parents influence their children? 

Absolutely!  It’s the reason I wrote this book, mostly for myself and my husband, because we were angry with our teenagers all the time.  While anger isn’t the only stressful situation, it’s often one of the most damaging. It definitely affected the relationship with our kids. They didn’t want to be around us.  When we came into a room, they’d find a way to leave. At the table, they’d ask to be excused right after they ate dinner.

The first thing we worked on was getting them to stay longer at the dinner table so we could all talk again. Using humor, jokes and riddles worked immediately. Some other benefits came later. For a while I had to start out a sentence saying, “I am not angry but....” They would still think I was mad about certain things. And I was for a while but after practicing not getting angry, you really do stop.
By the way, being a zen mama doesn’t mean I don’t discipline. It just means I say and react to things in a different way.

You talk about Howard Gardner's multiple intelligence. I became familiar with his writing when I was homeschooling my youngest son Josh. This is a very important topic. Children do learn in so many different ways. I love how at preschool you ask the children "What kind of smart are you?" instead of "How smart are you?" Every child is good at something and it's our job to help them  discover what it is.

What is your philosophy on life? On parenting?
With Kids:
Accepting children as individuals
Keeping anger at bay
Unconditional Love and compassion

In Life:
Doing what you love first
Being as positive as possible

In chapter Eight "Find Out What They're Interested In" you talk about relating to your children by speaking their language. Living in a house full of males this chapter really resonated with me. 
A few of the things I learned was how to camp, fish, watch football, Dragon ball Z and Pokemon. You have to find ways to connect to your children on their level. One of the best ways is to learn about something they are interested in. Thank you for pointing this out.

What inspired you to write "How to be a Zen Mama" and how long did it take to write?

I conceived the “Zen Mama” concept when I was going through the challenging time with my children a few years ago.  I kept joking around that I was becoming a “Zen Mama” so I could let go of the controlling and angry feelings I was feeling.  As my husband and I applied the principles that would eventually become the book, he said, “Here’s the book you’ve always wanted to write! I wrote down what those chapters would be on the back of an envelope and those original 13 ideas became my 13 chapters.

It took about 10 months to write and edit. It flowed once I started. I mostly wrote in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep when I was worried about the kids. When I’d edit and reread at night, I’d find advice for myself.  It was kind of funny! Now I’m sleeping well again and can’t find any time to write!

Can you tell us about the publishing process for Zen Mama?

I self published through, an Amazon company. I had a great experience. It’s a print on demand company so you don’t have to put up a lot of money to start.  It wouldn’t work for everyone. For instance they don’t print hardbacks. Another plus createspace gets you onto Amazon automatically. I did write to agents and publishers. First, I found ones that might be interested in publishing a book like mine. Then I went to their website to see what their submission requirements were.  Finally, I sent letters out. A friend of mine in publishing told me that many publishers aren’t looking for new books. In fact they like to see you self publish and then if you do well, they approach. When I got the negative replies (mostly form letters before the manuscript had been looked at) I forged ahead!  I’m glad I did. As for marketing, you have to enjoy it.  This can be tough. My book is doing quite well in Colorado. I’ve gone to conventions, taught Zen Mama classes and had a number of book signings.  This fall, I will explore how to get it marketed to the rest of the country.

Do you have any advice for our writing audience?

1. The publishing industry is so discouraging!  I decided to ignore what I read and just write.       
It may have been nice to find a publisher but I’ve really enjoyed the process myself.

2. The more you write, the easier it is to write.  That’s one of the things I’ve enjoyed about having a blog.

3. If you have the right idea, it will flow. You can think and dream about it but when it’s right, it flows.

What's next for Betsy Henry and Zen Mama? Anything you would like to add?
I’m working on a second book. I’m compiling many of my blog posts plus some other work into a sort of Zen Mama diary.  I’m also working  on a book of quotations that will be offered as an ebook as well. And, I will continue to blog and teach Zen Mama workshops.  It’s a second job for me and I love it! My husband and I are also considering putting together a travel website because we've so enjoyed traveling.

Do you have a newsletter to keep your readers up to date on your writing, book tours and more great parenting tips and advice? 

I am going to start a newsletter in the fall to send out to subscribers and people who have bought my book.  Another thing to add to the list!

 Zen Mama Blog

Thank you for sharing your Zen wisdom with all of us. 
Keep us posted on the process of your second book, we look forward to hearing all about it.

To win an autographed copy of Betsy's book "How To Be A Zen Mama" all you need to do is sign up for our "Intentional Conscious Parenting newsletter", leave comment of your favorite part of this interview and visit Betsy's blog. We will use to pick a lucky winner.

There's still time to enter to win "What We Have" by Amy Boesky & "Operation Beautiful" by Caitlin Boyle

Drawings for all three books will be held Friday September 25th.

Written By: Carol Lawrence

Jul 21, 2010

10 Things Your Children Want You To Know by: Suzy Miller

Introducing Suzy Miller

Author of AWESOMISM:
A New Way to Understand the Diagnosis of Autism.

After 22 years as a licensed pediatric speech-language pathologist, she is now communicating with and about children diagnosed with autism in a whole new way. Her experience has taught her that these children are so much more than meets the eye!

After reading Suzy's latest newsletter we contacted her and asked her if we could share her article
"10 Things your children want you to know"
These tips are perfect for any parent not just for parents of autistic kids and we just had to share them with you.


1. Our behaviors rarely mean what you think they mean. Awesomism Changing the World!

2. We experience so much more than meets the eye.

3. We feel our way through life, instead of think our way through.

4. What you say means very little to us unless it matches how you feel.

5. We are right-brained, creative and connected to something bigger.

6. We are communicating long before we talk.

7. We constantly reflect the inner life of those around us-even you!

8. The best way to connect with us is by being present.

9. We are showing the world what no longer serves humanity.

10. We are different but we are not disordered.

Once you understand and apply this awareness, our life together becomes an awesome gift to be shared!



In Suzy's book Awesomism you will learn how to understand autism as never before. You will learn about the vibrational aspects behind autism and understand how to apply this awareness to experience the Awesomism in your child.

On Suzy's site you'll find lot's of free information, articles, a discussion forum and more!
Suzy holds a FREE chat every Friday from 9:00-10:00 am PST. During this hour you will hear the latest information about and from the children. To register for this FREE call, just send her an e-mail requesting the phone number and pin.

Thank you Suzy Miller for letting us share your "10 things your children want you to know" article.
Your book and skills you are sharing with autistic children and their parents all over the world are amazing, right on track and so needed at this time! We thank you for this.

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Jun 25, 2010

Dr. Masaru Emoto's prayer for the Gulf of Mexico

This was sent to us by a dear friend of ours, we'd like to share her words of wisdom and Dr. Emoto's prayer.

A beautiful and powerful prayer. I suggest you see,  feel the Gulf clean, beautiful, healthy and abundant. Also note the Ho'oponopono prayer as part of Dr. Emoto's prayer. I love you all. Blessed Full Moon! Love, Patricia

Dr. Masaru Emoto's prayer for the Gulf of Mexico

Most of you might know that Dr. Masaru Emoto is the scientist from Japan who has done all the research and publications about the characteristics of water. Among other things, his research revealed that water physically responds to emotions.

Many people have the predominantly angry emotion when we consider what is happening in the Gulf.

And while justified in that emotion, we may be of greater assistance to our planet and its life forms if we sincerely, powerfully and humbly pray the prayer that Dr. Emoto, himself, has proposed.

I am passing this request to people I believe may be willing to participate in this prayer, to set an intention of love and healing that is so large, so overwhelming that we can perform a miracle in the Gulf of Mexico.

We are not powerless.

We are powerful.

Our united energy, speaking this prayer daily...multiple times daily... can literally shift the balance of destruction that is happening.

We don't have to know how...we just have to recognize that the power of love is greater than any other power active in the Universe today.

(The prayer)

"I send the energy of love and gratitude to the waters and all living creatures in the Gulf of Mexico and its surroundings. To the whales, dolphins, pelicans, fish, shellfish, planktons, corals, algae ... humankind ... to ALL living creatures ...

I am sorry.
Please forgive me.
Thank you.
I Love You."

Please join us in often repeating this Healing Prayer by Dr. Emoto.
Please include your powerful children.

Feel free to send it around the planet. Let's take charge ... and do our own cleanup!

Please repost, tweet, share!

If you are unfamiliar with Ho'oponopono you definitely want to add this tool to your spiritual tool box!

Jun 4, 2010

Featured Children's Author: Stephanie Lisa Tara.

Snowy White World To Save
By: Stephanie Lisa Tara

Snowy White World to Save
"Snowy White World to Save cleverly introduces young children
to environmental awareness and global warming...
so they, too, with their parents, will become global citizens."
—SHARON STONE, Actress, Activist

Stephanie Lisa Tara •
children's author, san francisco

Snowy White World to Save •
on sale now, everywhere

It is so important to teach the children while they are young the importance of taking care of our planet. Teach them how we can all work together and create a sustainable world by our everyday choices.
Parents please share these great childrens books with all your friends.

***If our blog resonates with you be sure to sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter. Full of our latest blog posts, great children's books and much more! Anyone who signs up during the months of May and June will have a chance to win......Louise Hay's new book. "Experience Your Good Now" includes affirmation cd.***
Drawing will be held July 1st.

May 23, 2010

Great video! Empowerd child saying her affirmations!

I saw this amazing video and had to share it. This little girl has got it going on! She knows how to say her affirmations! Empower your children! Show them how to create positive self talk and repeat positive affirmations looking in the mirror every day. You are never to young to start learning how to say affirmations.

Disclaimer: We don't recommend having your children stand up on the sink. Let them talk into a mirror located within reach on the wall or use a handheld mirror.

Using affirmations has made a tremendous difference in the quality of my life. Imagine if every one of us spent an entire day really focusing on and paying attention to our thoughts, beliefs and words. We wouldn't worry so much about the future because we would be focused on creating the future we really want. Learning how to use affirmations in your life can be life changing. You learn how to focus on what you want and enforce it with affirmations.

Examples of life changing affirmations can be:
  • I am healthy, happy and wise
  • I love myself
  • I am balanced, healthy, joyful and following my true path.
Create personal affirmations just for you based on what you are wanting to create in your life.
Say them throughout the day. Feel them. When you follow up your thoughts and words with feelings they begin to take form. This is called the law of attraction.

A few of my favorite affirmations are from Louise Hay
  • I rejoice in other people's successes because there is plenty for everyone ~ Louise Hay
  • "I am open and receptive to all the good and abundance in the Universe Wealth can mean more money in your life, but it can also mean dear friends, good health, a happy home and delicious food on the table."
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If you haven't read any of Louise Hay's books you truely have been missing out. She is the Queen of Affirmations. She understands the power of your thoughts and teaches you in a gentle way how to change your thoughts and change your life. She has a new book out that includes a cd full of affirmations.
It's very affordable. With your purchase you are entered into a drawing for a cruise to the Carribean in January 2011.  A cruise in January would be amazing! Good luck and enjoy.
Remember ~ An inspired child is capable of anything.

I Think, I Am!: Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations

Thanks so much for reading our blog.
We would love to hear about how you use affirmations in your life.
Written by: Carol Lawrence

Apr 5, 2010

Am I Not Adorable????

Our beautiful Maggie, because of her and millions of other precious babies out there is why we care and write and share our mind thoughts with society. We are their protectors. For they have no one else.

Their very life depends upon us . As parents and human beings, hopefully we feel the instinct and need to support the inner light of the children. It is a lifelong learning and teaching asset for both parent and child.

The old saying "to teach is to learn and to learn is to teach" is such a true statement.
They come here with a clean slate.
One of the most valuable assets we can give a child is what we put in there minds.

Examples of ways we affect them are :
  • By everything we do and say and teach them ,and our actions.
  • How we handle situations, If you are yelling or talking in a frightening voice it scares them every time. They will carry that through-out their childhood in their core belief system that they learned from aware of your mood swings because they are living it right along with you.
  • Don't be naive to this fact it is a true statement. Ask any psychiatrist .They are feeling you and what you are doing and your emotions .
Believe me they are watching your every move. You are raising little geniuses dont be fooled by their size.
I beg you all to be aware of this to the best of your ability, you are the example If you want them to be the best they can be than you must give them the best of you.
Enjoy what you have what ever it is.
For you see, it is all a gift.
Written by: Stacy Toten

Nonviolent CommunicationBeing Me, Loving You: A Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationships (Nonviolent Communication Guides)Practical Spirituality: The Spiritual Basis of Nonviolent Communication (Nonviolent Communication Guides)

Jul 13, 2009

NEWSFLASH-"Children of the new earth radio show"

Internet radio show that gives a voice to the children!

There's a wonderful magazine dedicated to bringing parents information about the Indigo, Crystal, and Star children. If you are a parent of one of these wonderful brilliant children (most likely you are) you definately should check out their site.

Do you know a child, youth or young adult who has plenty to say?
Children of the New Earth magazine is looking for young people to become regular youth panel members of a groundbreaking new international show.
"Children of the New Earth" is a groundbreaking new broadcasting channel that launched on the World Puja Network in September 2009. 
For more information go to:
By: Carol Lawrence