Waking Up From the Collective Intoxication

September 5, 2014

So, a year ago this month, I stopped drinking alcohol. I was not what you would typically think of as an alcoholic. Actually, I never and still don’t considered myself an alcoholic in the traditional sense. But what about in an untraditional sense? Did I tell myself I needed alcohol to have a good time? Did I get just a little bit giddy on a Friday afternoon as my husband rolled in the drive way for a cocktail with my…

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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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The Family Soup

February 22, 2014

How do we deal with our kid’s changing moods, states of mind and negative behavior? That is the million dollar question for most parents! One of the things I used to struggle a lot with was not getting pulled into a bad mood from the behavior of my children, or even my husband for that matter. It’s hard…I am truckin’ along, having a fab day, feeling good and BAM! In walks someone ready to vent! It hits me like a…

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5 Tips To Support Your Kids Emotionally

December 26, 2013

My children’s BIG emotional reactions used to freak me out. Unconsciously of course. If they would lose their emotional footing, I would crumble along with them and when I did, I would lose touch with my ability to actually help them!! Sometimes I would have almost an out of body experience. I would see myself over-reacting to my daughters meltdown and KNOW that what I was doing was not only NOT serving her, but was not serving me either. Most…

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Part 2 ~ 6 Principles of Parenting from LOVE

December 6, 2013

I began talking yesterday about the fundamentals of parenting from love and told you about the first 3 principles. Go here if you have not yet read this first post. To really understand what drives our behavior as mothers, lets look at the dominant values in society and how it ultimately effects us a moms. Most women I speak to or coach too seem to feel a fundamental imbalance in their roles – an indefinable, ungraspable struggle, dissatisfaction, disappointment in…

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6 Principles of Parenting from LOVE…

December 5, 2013

So, my work here at The Joyful Mother is about LOVE. It is about teaching parents that there is so much more power, strength and wisdom available to them when they parent from this place of connectedness with their children. Parenting goes from being a struggle to being a JOY! Yup, parenting becomes something you actually get up in the morning looking forward to doing. Although there isn’t many parents out there that would disagree with the power of love,…

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Does Fear, Anxiety or Worry Impact Your Day?

September 17, 2013

How much of a factor is fear in your life? I simply love this quote by Elisabeth Kubler Ros: “There are only two emotions: love and fear. All positive emotions come from love, all negative emotions from fear. From love flows happiness, contentment, peace, and joy. From fear comes anger, hate, anxiety and guilt. It’s true that there are only two primary emotions, love and fear. But it’s more accurate to say that there is only love or fear, for…

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Mother’s Intuition? You Got It!

June 25, 2013

A guest post by Lynn A. Robinson, M.Ed. Intuition is a fabulous thing! I seem to have been blessed with an abundance of it. I make my living giving intuitive readings, writing books, as well as being a speaker on the topic of intuition. You have it too. It comes in very handy in the form of “Mother’s Intuition.” Sometimes my work as an intuitive can offer humorous life experiences. For instance, when my son Cliff was 16 he was dating…

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