Here and Now Mama

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Here and Now Mama

Here and Now Mama

I have been thinking back, recently, to when my children were babies. They were so soft and sweet and warm. Babies are just so physically wonderful, they’re impossible to resist. But babies can also stir up some difficult feelings, especially for new mothers. I believe this is because babies are absolutely and completely in the present moment. Babies don’t dwell on the past or have any concept of future. They only have this moment, which is actually all any of us have. As the mind develops, we begin to think about the past and the future, by the time we

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Screen Wars!

There’s an ongoing battle in our household over screens. By screens I mean television, video games, computers and iPads, basically any electronic device that has a screen. The Canadian Pediatric Society recommends that time in front of the television or computer should be limited to no more than two hours a day[i]. Research shows that more time than this is correlated with poor social skills, learning problems, short attention spans, obesity and sleep problems[ii]. Our children’s brains are developing and what they are exposed to has an impact on how their brains develop. It’s pretty clear that some of the

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The Lies We Tell Ourselves

We are storytellers, we humans. It is one of the things that truly set us apart from the other mammals on this planet. We love to tell stories and we love to hear stories. Some of our stories endure for thousands of years, while others are as fleeting as the wind. Stories are so intricately woven into our lives that we often don’t even recognize them. We call some stories ‘news’, some history, some gossip, sometimes we even call them facts. These are the stories of our culture. We also have our own personal stories. Some we repeat to others,

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Getting the love that you want

I went to see Amma this summer. She is known as the hugging saint and she travels the world hugging all who wish to receive one from her. She has devoted her life to improving the world through love and compassion. She grows organic food to give away; she founded a university and a hospital. She teaches love and compassion to all who will listen. Receiving Amma’s embrace is liked nothing I have experienced before. And I think there are no words that can describe it. I have been reading ‘The Voice of Knowledge’ by Don Miguel Ruiz. He says

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