Category Archives: Discussion

The Real You

In this video Alan Watts (one of The Monk’s favorite people, whose voice and outfit he can imitate to a t) explains how you can “never have an experience of nothing”. We are the universe and the universe is us. … Continue reading

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Papa Green Bean Blog Found another awesome blog about inspired parenting! Check this out! ;D Some favorites: http://papagreenbean.blogspot.com/2013/09/parents-have-unique-opportunity-to.html Total respect in dialog with children. Treat your littlest ones with dignity. Use intelligent questions. Use open-ended questions. Give honest answers. Express … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence… knowing what your feelings are and how to control them…has been known to be more important for success than IQ scores. Everyone can feel this, but it wasn’t until recently that it was widely known or implemented. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/magazine/can-emotional-intelligence-be-taught.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1& … Continue reading

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Monday Mourning

(((Monday Mourning.))) Some of you might have heard of the story of Issy, an autistic girl who was nearly murdered by her mother and is still fighting for her life in the hospital. I have to admit when I first … Continue reading

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what Miley taught me about parenting

“And it would seem that no one around her loved her enough to tell her “no”…to validate her enough as a woman that she wouldn’t feel the need to exploit herself in that way.” via what Miley taught me about … Continue reading

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An Ode & a Plea to an Introverted Toddler

An Ode & a Plea to an Introverted Toddler. (Awesome kid R from Okayest Mom) Introversion is an interesting thing. It is nice to have a kid that isn’t bouncing off the walls all the time. (I guess if I … Continue reading

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Lessons on Refrigerators

The Monk and I lay on the living room floor, staring at each other. “Is this what Life is?” I ask. “People laying on the living room floor, talking to each other?” “Yes,” he replied. “In all of time, this … Continue reading

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