Leslie and Pam’s book was just launched and we are beyond excited to giveaway two (2) copies of the book!Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice provides a concise, down-to-earth guide for both grandparents and parents. Each of the 52 straightforward nourishing practices provide methods of mindfulness, along with endearing real-life stories that grandparents can identify with. These stories are warm, poignant, funny, charming, and not-to-be missed.
What does “that holiday morning feeling” mean to you?Remember that feeling when you were very young- the anticipation and excitement of unwrapping a holiday present? Ok, so it may have been a long time ago (!) but watching a grandchild experience that same event brings back all those wonderful memories that we hold so dear to our hearts. And, prior to the actual holidays, a grandparent can only imagine all those thoughts of excitement running through a child’s head- just thinking about presents, and possibly listening closely in hopes of hearing footsteps on the roof!
While Thanksgiving quickly brings to mind thoughts of savory turkeys, sweet pies, and other beloved sides that have been associated with this holiday over the years, we believe Thanksgiving is really all about gratitude, plain and simple. Let’s take a mindful moment to stop and think about how truly grateful we all are for all that surrounds us.
The best way to practice mindfulness is to just practice. When you catch yourself making assumptions about how the practice might benefit you, just notice that expectation and let it dissolve.And remember to keep it light—just like your finger touching the end of your nose. Having a sense of humor and self-compassion when you feel yourself struggling will help create the space you need to step back and let go. There’s no end to mindfulness—but you can begin again over and over.*Have a beautiful Monday!