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“All I Want is My Children To Be Happy”

October 13, 2014

I implore you not to give up on your children's happiness just because it is hard, just because you don't know how to do this exactly! Giving up on actively influencing your children's happiness is, for all intensive purposes, giving up on doing the same for yourself. Happiness is a habit that can be learned!…

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5 Ways Every Day Can Be Mother’s Day!

May 11, 2014

Today is Mother’s Day in the US and several other countries including Canada and India. As a mother myself, I am all for a day focused on pampering us moms! We work hard and we sure deserve it! It is a chance for families to really show mom how much they care, and yet does the fact that we have a day on the significance of mothers, not, in a way, imply that for all of the rest of the days of the…

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My Two Best Tips for Claiming Back Your Mind!

April 13, 2014

The ego. What is it and why does it get in our way? The basis of my work at The Joyful Mother is helping women see, understand and navigate through our ego. As far as our identities go, most of us live lives fully engaged with the ego. We don’t consciously know there is anything else underneath. We do, however, sense this “other” state of being in flashes. Those moments when the mind is quiet and peace and joy reign…

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5 Ways To Teach Emotional Autonomy To Your Kids

March 19, 2014

We all want to raise children that can navigate their emotions successfully in life right? I call this emotional autonomy. The feeling or sense of being in charge of our thoughts and emotions instead of our thoughts and emotions being in charge of us. For me, I feel that if my children are equipped with the basis of understanding their own emotions and the emotions of others from a place of depth and insight, this will drastically improve the chances…

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My 5 Top Tips for Crafting a Vision Statement

September 20, 2012

Most of us at one time or another feel stuck, feel confused about life and where we are going and even what we want out of life. Motherhood can sure put us in this state of mind. And although this is a super normal place to be, it is also really important to get yourself out of that place as soon as you can. I know plenty of people, as I know you do too, that live their lives in…

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My 3 Steps for Conscious Motherhood

August 13, 2012

I believe life is about expansion, about growth and committing to consistently becoming more of who we really are, on our own terms. Not about becoming more of who we think we ought to be or who we think people or society expects us to be, but who we really are. If you are reading this and follow my work, you are most likely cut from the same cloth. We all want to be better, to live the best versions…

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Letter to My Babies – 5 Steps To Generating Joy

May 5, 2012

My children, For you I wish a life filled with JOY. So many people you will meet in your life will struggle with finding real lasting joy in their lives and yet joy, I believe, is always with us. Tucked away in the background just waiting to come out and play. So my grander wish for you, even more than my wish for a joy filled life, is that you know your own ROAD to JOY. That you know how…

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Let No Tank Go Unfilled!

April 30, 2012

A guest post by Jay Morgan from Conscious Parenting Positive comments generate positive feelings in our children while negative comments generate negative feelings. It’s just about that simple. And one of the most positive feelings we can generate in our children is the feeling of love. When my daughter Hannah was born, someone gave my wife and I the book, How to Really Love Your Child  by Ross Campbell. At first, I was mildly put off by the title, so I didn’t…

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Do You Love YOU? 5 Step To Help You Focus on Love

March 29, 2012

I am going to venture out and make a bold statement. I think how we feel love towards ourselves comes mainly from how we have been mothered by our own mothers, how we are taught the art of emotional health and wellness. Now, I don’t know your mother, but if you are struggling with feelings of love and worthiness for yourself I am going to bet you are able to recognize your mother's part in all this. Sorry mother's of…

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50 Ways to Get to Your Joy Default!

February 13, 2012

I talk a lot with my clients about their Joy Default. What is that you ask? Your Joy Default is your life underneath your life situation. It is the natural positive energy that is underneath every negative thought, belief or problem. It is my belief that we are meant to feel good. Humans are supremely good at making life complicated. We over-think our challenges until we have made them official problems and have so far removed ourselves from a natural state of JOY that is our…

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