Mindfulness + Dragon Moms

Two quick things that were on my mind this week. I’m pretty sure they connect… But I’m super tired, so no promises (hehe).

  1. I read this article from the New York Times today and it’s a tough read, but it’s so very worth it to give some perspective to the things I know I worry about on behalf of my daughter (and I suspect I’m not alone). Of course, we want our kids to be successful… And of course, our kids make us absolutely crazy sometimes… But this mom’s story about parenting a child with a terminal disease reminded me to be sure I’m keeping my focus on the things that truly count.
  2. I came across this quote the other day and it was such a good perspective on mindfulness: “Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different. Enjoy the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will). Be with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” – James Baraz

My point was not to be depressing or preachy, but to share a little bit about the perspective I’ve been searching for during a week that’s been tougher than usual for me as a mommy – the big picture, so much bigger than waking up at night to calm a toddler or stressing out about the piles of laundry. I hope that it’s somehow encouraging to you!

– Lindsay

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