Welcome to my blog - so happy to be here! Communicating
with others is what I consider "soul work." I have something
to teach, but I also know I have plenty to learn.
Recently someone referred to me as one of those "woo woo" people
- someone who believes in energy, intuition, spirit, and that the
universe is conspiring to help us. If you know me well, you
hear me use these words all the time, so I guess "woo woo" is a
description I will accept.
I view life with a very close lens and I see most experiences as
an opportunity for awareness and growth. But don't roll your
eyes yet - I have plenty of days where I put the lens down and read
People Magazine, watch Friends reruns, or daydream about Edward
Cullen. I try to straddle the fence between the world of
spirit and everyday reality with the goal to bring them closer
together. I am searching for a comfortable place - a way to
relax and enjoy life while recognizing its full potential.
I spend the majority of my moments with my children and they are
my greatest teachers. Children are the real deal - the
definition of authenticity and truth. They are creative, full
of emotion, and they are always here, not in the past or
future, but here. I have as much to learn from them
as they have to learn from me.
To be an effective parent to these little buddhas it is
essential that I take care of myself. For me this is not a
luxury or an option, but an essential part of life. Self care
can be a challenge in this culture, but it's the first step toward
real happiness. Dates with my husband and dancing with my
girlfriends is a great start, but the most vital part of my self
care is silence. This world is busy and loud, and silence is
the only way I can hear myself and tap into my own inner wisdom - I
have it and you have it. The trick is finding time and space
I share parenting stories and I enjoy hearing other people's
perspective. Everyone, adults and children, just want to be
heard and validated. If we could all work on our listening
skills and allow others to have their own point of view I think the
world would be a much calmer place. Sharing your story opens
up new possibilities to realize your dreams and raise your children
to do the same. To focus on what you have rather than what
you don't and to pull from your strengths rather than
hyperventilate over weaknesses. To embrace who you are and
let go of who you think you're supposed to be.
If you want these things, stay connected to this blog because I
want these things, too. Check out my website for more
follow me on Twitter (@selfawareparent) or
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The Self-Aware Parent. The greatest gift you can give
your children is you, so I challenge you to make YOU a
Cathy Adams is a certified parenting coach, yoga instructor and mother to three girls.
See more of Cathy's stories here.
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