Tag Archives: healthy relationships

How to Be Mindful in Relationships

Last month I spent a week on silent meditation retreat. It reminded me that everything we do is potential meditation—our intention as we walk, do the dishes, or say hello to our neighbors. When we move slowly, with loving awareness, life becomes an art form. Our relationships are training grounds for mindfulness practice. When you choose […]

Three Ways to Build Healthy Attachment at Home

This time of year is a reminder to celebrate love. As a family coach, the love I most celebrate is between a parent and child. The miracle of bringing life into this world gets me every time! Birth is where the miracle starts, healthy attachment is where it blossoms. Secure attachment is learned in overt […]

Emotional Safety: The Four Ways to Heal Your Home

Even the kindest people can cause harm in relationships if they approach it without skill. Being skillful means we use tools to help us navigate everyday life. Communication is one of the most powerful tools we have. How we talk and how we listen matters. Your kids look to you as models for emotional regulation. […]

Care vs. Overcare

Relationships are an interesting balancing act. Between any two people, there’s a dynamic exchange at play. We give, we receive, we interpret meaning, we push each other (hopefully into growth), and ultimately we learn more about ourselves in the process. The best relationships I’ve been in are those with a mutual level of care and […]