Peace begins Within – Technique for finding your calm amidst chaos

Peace begins Within – Technique for finding your calm amidst chaos

Our own level of peace and wellbeing has such a big impact on the people we share our world with, especially the little people, our children. They feel what we feel and it’s up to us to take responsibly for the energy we're putting out. It's easy to blame our wellbeing on stuff outside of us that isn't going right. The harder choice is to choose differently. To chose love in the midst of it. What we give, we receive. Our emotions are real. This doesn't mean put the rosy-colored glasses and and…continue reading →
Raising a Mindful Family by Modeling it

Raising a Mindful Family by Modeling it

One way to build a more compassionate and conscious family is through mindfulness. Mindfulness is the simple technique of paying attention to the present moment in a nonjudgemental way. Once we calm the thoughts in our head, we are able to tap into a part of ourselves that we lose sight of in our day-to-day busyness and schedules. That part of us that is truth, kindness, creativity, peace, and love. Enabling connect within and with others in a meaningful, positive way and even decrease anxiety and increase our happiness. Mindfulness is available to all…continue reading →
Peaceful Mama Workshop: A calming evening of self-care, mindfulness, and self-compassion

Peaceful Mama Workshop: A calming evening of self-care, mindfulness, and self-compassion

Join us for the Peaceful Mamas workshop where we reflect on the mama we want to be, know we can be, but don't always have the tools and time to actually be. To be at peace in our parenting, we need to feel at peace within ourselves. We'll learn about self-compassion to accept ourselves where we are now and mindfulness and positivity to move us along with more intention. In the day-to-day busyness and demands, we can lose ourselves. As we reconnect inside, we tap into our own inner knowledge that is there to guide…continue reading →
Defining the virtues that drive the choices we make everyday – Our Character

Defining the virtues that drive the choices we make everyday – Our Character

Integrity. It's our sense of self. It's the me who shows up in any situation regardless of what's happening around me. Regardless of who I'm with, what is triggering me, any level of chaos or disharmony outside of me shouldn't effect the me who shows up. Living with this truth is living in my integrity. This is showing up. This is living in alignment. So if I'm at work or at home or at the grocery store or at a family event. I am responsible for the energy I bring, the space I…continue reading →
Acupuncture to restore balance and well-being for conception, pregnancy, postpartum and beyond  – EDEM ep. 37 with Annie Spindler  – EDEM ep. 37 with Annie Spindler

Acupuncture to restore balance and well-being for conception, pregnancy, postpartum and beyond – EDEM ep. 37 with Annie Spindler – EDEM ep. 37 with Annie Spindler

Sometimes we feel alone or ashamed of feelings of anger, frustration or isolation that come up. Yet, these feelings are inside all of us and natural. Just as natural as it is to have these feelings, are methods to treat them. Meditation, acupuncture, and reiki, to name a few are natural, ancient methods that can help restore balance in our body, mind, and spirit so we can feel centered and positive again. Meet Annie Grimes Spindler, a mother of two daughters, and owner of Serenity Acupuncture, where she offers a wide range of…continue reading →
Writing a family mission statement, defining your core values, and breaking the parenting rules – EDEM no. 12 NJ Rongner

Writing a family mission statement, defining your core values, and breaking the parenting rules – EDEM no. 12 NJ Rongner

What is a family mission statement? Is it as simple as a vision of what you want for your family life and the values to live by to realize your vision? Is having one important? Meet NJ Rongner, a mom-of-two, who sat down with her husband to write their family mission statement. Hear why she did it, what her core values are, and how she's breaking some of the parenting rules. One thing she does is say no before saying yes and she does so without guilt. For her saying no is a good thing, because it means saying yes to…continue reading →
Listening to our children, trusting ourselves, and experiencing life as it comes- EDEM 9 with Jackie Healy

Listening to our children, trusting ourselves, and experiencing life as it comes- EDEM 9 with Jackie Healy

Are our children mirrors to our own selves—teaching us to experience life more fully and deeply? Do you see taking some time for yourself as selfish or an act of self-love?  Meet Jackie Healy. Jackie believes parenting helps us to grow more into ourselves by opening up our minds to break old patterns and opening up our hearts to fully love. She believes self-love is so important in parenting. By making some space for ourselves through exercise, silence, doing something we love. We get in control of our emotions and can be open to what our children…continue reading →
Renewed focus on mindful parenting and living – EDEM 6 with Diana Shea

Renewed focus on mindful parenting and living – EDEM 6 with Diana Shea

Hear how a mother of two who is passionate about wellness, cooking, and yoga reinvents herself with a new career and renewed focus on mindful parenting and living. Have you found that parenting is not so much about teaching our children but our children teaching us? How do we really connect with our children? Is it about mindfully showing up as our true authentic selves and accepting the same from them? Realizing that we’re here to love and learn and grow from each other? Meet Diana Shea. Diana is the mom of two, director of…continue reading →
Life Recipe 03: Use your 5 senses to bring you back into the moment

Life Recipe 03: Use your 5 senses to bring you back into the moment

As we approach Christmas, I'm challenging myself to really be present for it. I don't want it to pass in a blur. When I'm worrying, fretting, judging, or rushing—instead of just experiencing—I'm not really present. Experiencing with all five of my senses is a way to get me out of my head and really feeling the moments in front of me. Here are five tips to use your senses to bring you back to the present moment so you can enjoy this season in an engaged, conscious way, without having it come and…continue reading →
Life Recipe 02: Find more energy in the evenings

Life Recipe 02: Find more energy in the evenings

The evenings are such precious, uninterrupted time. Too often I am too tired from the dinner, bath, story, and bedtime routine with my children to really enjoy them. How can I get more energy in the evenings to do the things I enjoy? Some nights I need to crash but most nights I just need something to keep me busy and divert my mind away from feeling tired. One evening, I was lying in bed thinking about the list of things I could be doing and feeling guilty for not doing any of…continue reading →
You can only find happiness inside – Children can help bring it out

You can only find happiness inside – Children can help bring it out

My 7-month old Paige looks up at the trees and smiles. She happily sits and watches her brother and sister run around the yard or dance or build blocks. When she giggles her whole body feels it and I can't help but smile too. My children continually inspire me to feel more, and to feel better. Children feel so strongly. Their joy is so immense that it's contagious. Their feelings of fear, sadness, and frustration are strong too. But they let us know how they are feeling as best they can and then…continue reading →
Like attracts like – when I feel happy then positive happy things come back to me

Like attracts like – when I feel happy then positive happy things come back to me

The simple law of attraction—the energy that I put out comes back to me—has never been so clear to me then when I am a wife and a mom. My emotional state seems to affect the energy of our home me so strongly. When I feel happy and positive, happiness and joy seems to radiate back to me. But when I am unhappy looking negatively on the day, I have unhappy encounters with Dan, my children seem to misbehave and its a waterfall effect. One thing after another goes wrong. The tough thing…continue reading →