Links to Love: Gold from around the 'Net
Another edition of Links to Love, where I like to share some goodies I've found from all over. Enjoy!
Ah kiddos. Thank you for giving some parents the honest-to-goodness gorgeous opportunities to crack me up!
I remember the early days of parenting my second-born. The intense feelings of exhaustion coupled with bewilderment as I fumbled with how to deal with this immensely sensitive child. She had totally blind-sided me! While my first-born had been happy to be handed off to just about anyone, this baby screeched out in protest if I so much as set her down to go pee. I couldn't be out of her sight for a moment. I quickly learned the reality that no two kids are alike, and that I was in for the intense ride of parenting a "high needs" baby. My partner still likes to remind me of the night I sat sobbing in the rocking chair, unable to quiet her wailing. In the midst of it all, I hiccupped, "Don't let this be the deciding factor for whether we have a third." Fast forward to two and a half years later and she's the spunkiest firecracker. I wouldn't trade her intensity for anything. She's taught me to be unapologetic about emotions and just how important it is to not stuff it down.
Self-Care. So much more than just a catch-phrase, and ever more necessary as we move further and further into this whirlwind of a technological age. I can't even have the words for this piece. I just... I can't. It's gorgeous.
Speaking of self-care, I'm always on the look-out for a good way to start the day. Here are some great tips from Kris Carr.
In this video clip, one of my favourite spiritual teachers, Jonas Elrod, talks about how to recognize if you're on the wrong path. I shuddered a bit when I first heard the statement because I am of the belief that we're always on the right path-- we're always being given opportunities to shift and grow our soul, which is the entire purpose of being here. It seems Jonas feels the same way.