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Sun and Moon Mother
Let nature help you find your way back to yourself, to renew, to reinvigorate. This 5-day email course contains small prompts that can be done in 10 minutes a day to reconnect you with the natural world. This offering is for moms who are trying to mindfully raise children because the world needs more emotionally connected and thoughtful people. Moms who are choosing to repair their family line rather than repeat harmful patterns. Course begins May 24, 2021 $20 for the 5 days of email prompts
Renewal: A Nature Practice. This introductory course is an invitation to be with nature as a personal practice for soothing and guidance. Nature practices are foundational to Landscape of Mothers because nature is a tool for discernment as we learn to parent through honoring ourselves and our children. Included: five days of emails straight to your inbox, with invitations to engage with nature, thoughts on why it is important, and what we're unhooking from when we do the practice.
Journaling can be a good way to explore inner landscapes because it slows our thinking and feeling mind. It moves us into nature time. We are rooted in our next word, we are invited to be right here, right now with our thoughts. This spaciousness of mind allows us to locate new perspectives, to be available to new awareness rising, to see more than the surface story we're telling. If you like journaling you might like my upcoming writing workshops. Sign up to be notified at the link below.
Landscape of Mothers is a map and compass for navigating parenthood. It helps us raise the kinds of people we want to know in the world. Landscape of Mothers is a guide as we navigate the uncharted waters of what it takes to raise lovely humans. And when a parenting book (or coach) isn't enough, it may be time to tend to your inner child as well. Our wounds from childhood often arise when we are parenting. Order Landscape of Mothers (the book) on Amazon or Bookshop. org.
When we work with Landscape of Mothers we are beginning from the three pillars of creating connection, which are Sovereignty, Regard, and Relationship. This means that when engaged with your kids or partner (or heck, anyone else) it is helpful to begin with the premise that all three parts of the relationship are valuable and important. I'm important, you're important, and maintaining our relationship is important. Landscape of Mothers is available through Amazon and Bookshop.org
The waves came in consistent and strong. Clearing and cleansing. Usually the rock doesn't rise that high above the sand. The waves take the sand away during the winter storms, and deposit it back in the seasons of gentler waves. I watched as the ocean took sand away, subtracted, removed. Erosion. The ocean comes to clear the beach when it's time. The Ocean Mother contains the Death Mother... the one who says goodbye, the one who grieves. And the quote above is what she left me with.
Introducing my new book - Landcape of Mothers. The Mother archetypes helped me address the ways family relationships have been difficult: all of the connections missed, all of the hearts broken. My kids are now 16 and 15. They were my invitation to address the wounds and learn the missing skills. Landscape of Mothers reflects the roads I traveled, instruction on repair I received from nature, and skills I cultivated to navigate in the dark. I hope Landscape of Mothers can be that for you.
As we begin to make changes to our parenting style to better reflect our own values, we go through a time where we need to know why we're doing it. If we don't take this time to assess our path, we tend to be inconsistent between doing things the old way, and trying something else. This can be confusing for our children and undermine their trust in us. So it's worth thinking about... are we parenting from habit and experience? Or from our values? What are our values? There's more on the blog!