“Sometimes you only have five minutes,” says Moms Who Dare Community (link) Founder Jodi Silverman, certified life coach for more than 20 years, podcast host of “In the Nest with Jodi, and motivational speaker. “It was a lot harder when my children were young, but I still found mindful ways to savor the moments.”
What got me out of my slump? What stopped me from burying myself in Zoom professional development classes was finding moments of joy and exhilaration that seeped in through the cracks, and I discovered a powerful personal development tool that anyone can learn at any age that grounds you, improves your focus, productivity, and responsive approach to daily drama, especially for 24/7 parents of young, rambunctious children.
Child Development Therapist Karen DeHaven, MA, BC-DMT, LPC founder and director of AHA! Studio for Integrated Therapies, shares her top tips to make life easier and less stressful for families, so you can parent with more confidence and ease, regardless of what ends up on your already full, overflowing plate.
I wondered if families could do more than just survive COVID-19, and this family resource and Resilient Families Thrive was born.
Do you remember where you were the day COVID-19 hit “pause” and the world shrunk to face-to- face contact with your immediate family? A place where the outside world became the virtual, forbidden planet that we merely pass through.
I do. The teachers were standing around the preschool playground nervously chatting away, distracted by the world news of the virus spreading into every conversation and facet of my life. It wedged itself into every subconscious thought, and with it came fear.
As artists paint, draw, or create, they are imbued with a passion that transcends space and time, transporting them to another place, one filled with possibilities. Just ask Naomi Gartman who has discovered that painting is a wonderful way to escape from all the problems of the world.
My amazing year wasn’t a fluke! When I was stuck and confused because I felt like I was being pulled in a million directions, I needed a rudder to ground me and align me with my purpose.
Recently, Jodi Silverman, certified life coach and founder of Moms Who Dare, in her Discover You life-visioning class, dared moms to think BIG and step way out of their comfort zone to envision their dreams of what they want to do, be, and have.
In her class, Moms Who Dare did more than more than just cut, paste, and arrange pictures on a board. For many who felt overwhelmed or lost, she gave them a rudder to get their lives back on course and a powerful way to set and reach our goals.
“The very first time I realized the power of visualization, keeping your eye and focus on what you want, was when I ended up buying and living in the house of my dreams,” Jodi recalls. Back then she didn’t know the term for it, nor could she fully grasp its ramifications.
By day, she laid the groundwork for killer ad campaigns, met tight deadlines, and put in long, sometimes arduous, seemingly endless evenings, but she was still filled with the burning desire to create.
As a teen, I was a “closet writer” with a rich fantasy life. I escaped to a world that I had penned, one where I had the courage of my convictions, I took initiative, and “do overs” were commonplace, especially replaying conversations or acting out scenarios in my head, which often yielded better results than…