Tag Archives: Thich Nhat Hhan

TAKE A NATURE BREAK THIS WEEK

Think about what matters, plan a Be With Nature Date for you and yours. 

A reminder to walk with awareness of the beauty that is this life and this world.

A reminder to walk with awareness of the beauty that is this life and this world.

parent advice for being with nature

When the weather outside is frightful, visiting a museum, the green houses at a botanical garden, or the indoor exhibits at a zoo can keep you walking with nature.  When living in New York, the choices were endless, but nature is closer in Colorado and we have indoor gardens, a zoo, and plenty of museums.

I also recommend my Pinterest Be With Beauty Board for a quick nature break as you work at your computer

Stay strong

Finding time for nature break or any restorative break remains a major challenge for today’s over-worked, too high expectation world, and particularly hard for parents.  Any advice for other parents? Comments welcome.

Too stressed to take a break? Get my Parents Are People Too: An Emotional Fitness Training Program for Parents and if that doesn’t help think about therapy. Life should have many play dates. 

Katherine

SAVE THE DATE: March 21st is my 76th birthday.  To celebrate I am holding a Book Launch Party on Facebook. The book: Twelve Easy Exercises to Tame Mad, Bad, and Sad Feelings.  If you are on Facebook, support this old one and come to my birthday/book launch party.

DISCLAIMER: FORGIVE MY GRAMMATICAL ERRORS FOR I HAVE DYSGRAPHIA.  If you need perfect posts, you will not find them here. Dysgraphia is a not well-known learning disability and means that sometimes my sentence structure is not that easy to follow or I make other errors. Still, most people understand me. All of my books are professionally edited, but not all of my blog posts are.  If this troubles you, feel free to read elsewhere.  If you persevere, you are practicing kindness by lifting my spirits for that means you find what I say helpful and that is one of my missions. Kindness always repays those who spread it.

SELF CARE

 

When we walk like (we are rushing), we print anxiety and sorrow on the earth. We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the earth… Be aware of the contact between your feet and the earth. Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.”  

 Thich Nhat Hanh

USE YOUR WEEKEND WISELY

Soon I will be signing off for the weekend. That is one way I stay strong.  I use the time to take care of me and mine.   Thich Nhat Hanh wants us to walk in peace every day, every hour, every minute, every step.  A worthy goal, but not all of us can attain that level of perfection.  But we can move toward it by consciously taking time to walk in a more peaceful now.  That is why there are weekends, holidays, vacations, special days for celebrating one thing or another.

This weekend is also Father’s Day in the USA.  Every day should be father’s day, just as every step should be made in peace, and we should always be able to dance in the rain.  Not possible for all.  Still, the more you can do any of these things, the more you strengthen the ability to walk in peace or dance in the rain.

Take some time this coming week end, to honor your father; he gave you life.  If he lives and is part of your life on earth, thank him from your heart.

If he is not longer on the earth, honor him by recalling the good he gave you.  Let any hurt, rest in his grave.

If you are among those abused by a father, that also speaks of a great sadness and loss in his life.  Do not tolerate abuse, but work toward being better than.

If you are among those unfortunate few who have not been blessed with a father’s presence, know the loss was his.  Honor the others who have loved you, mentored you, and taught you.

Also, make time just for you, time when you do only what you want.  You must honor your needs if you are to care for others.

CARE, SHARE, PRACTICE KINDNESS

If you know another who might benefit from reading this post share it.  Kindness is its own reward.

STAY STRONG

I work at it all the time.

Katherine