If you're anything like me, you're always looking for new ways to improve your lifestyle and seeking ease in whatever you do. Things are only as hard as we make them. Sure, we have off days. How we bounce back is what counts.
True success first entails wrapping our heads around the disparity between what pop culture parades as success and what our genuine fulfillment actually looks like.
All that stands in between us going-through-the-motions and truly feeling good is understanding how our brains are wired and using that information to make a conscious decision to choose our thoughts wisely—literally.
The standardized scale of success these days leaves little room for interpretation. We're judging our kids based on developmental and academic standards that are one-size-fits-some and so while the top kiddos end up touting accolades and praise, the "lagging" majority end up feeling less than stellar and carrying around an I-must-not-be-smart-enough suitcase of crap that's not theirs to carry.
Wild hearts are born that way but need encouragement to flourish. They need to be reminded of their inherent worthiness and loved for being them without conditions. They need space to nourish their souls and drink in the simpleness of just being.
As a new mama, I almost immediately found solace in the fact that parenting is basically teaching. As someone with a background in education, I thought, "I can do this, it's what I do". I have to admit that was definitely my ego talking because most days--especially the days when I think I have this whole parenting thing figured out--I get unexpectedly get jolted into "Where the hell is the parachute?" and "When's this gonna get easier?"