Creative Spirit, Playful Discipline

Creative Spirit, Playful Discipline

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Life is messy. Kids are messy. Parenting is messy! But, messy can be good. To paraphrase Mrs. Frizzle, it means you’re taking chances, making mistakes, and learning. Creative Spirit, Playful Discipline is for parents who want to embrace their uniqueness, shatter the “shoulds”, and find a rallying cry for their families so they can create fun, magical messy memories to last a lifetime.


4 simple phrases for forgiveness and healing.
May 21 • 6 min
Ho’oponopono is a traditional Hawaiian ritual for forgiveness and healing. I learned it last year when I was working with a spiritual mentor on healing ancestral wounds. Wow! It was so powerful, that I have started talking about it with everyone! Even my…
Play Everyday!
May 19 • 7 min
Do you play everyday? What does it look like?
A mindset shift towards embracing your mistakes
May 12 • 5 min
I always talk about the Mrs Frizzle quote: take chances, make mistakes, get messy. It’s one of my mantras. But, I’ll be honest, I struggle with embracing my own mistakes. This is when my inner critic comes by and starts pounding on the door. Then, the…
A simple exercise to quiet your inner critic
May 8 • 3 min
We all have an inner critic, negative self-talk that, oftentimes, gets louder when we least expect and require it. This is a simple tool that was shared with me and has really helped me quiet that inner critic. By the way, naming your inner critic is also…
2 Minutes to a Calmer You (and Calmer Children too!)
May 6 • 2 min
When I started teaching yoga and mindfulness to children in schools here in France, I learned quite quickly that it really helped them to move to stay focused and calm. And, it turns out, it helps me a lot too. In this short meditation, you will grow from…
What To Say When You Don’t Know What To Say
May 5 • 3 min
As parents, sometimes your kids ask you hard questions. What do you say when you don’t have the answer?
It’s OK to feel ALL the feelings.
May 4 • 4 min
Be where you are. As we collectively grieve during this period of extreme loss, I’m reminded of what Brené Brown says: “you can’t selectively numb.” Feel into your feelings. Even the bad ones.
What does Creative Spirit, Playful Discipline Mean?
Apr 28 • 5 min
It’s my mantra, my manifesto, my purpose. To show up in this world as a creative spirit. To create structure and discipline with a playful foundation. Because, let’s face it, life is messy and hard. But, as Mary Poppins says, “in every job that must be…
Planting seeds
Apr 28 • 6 min
As Spring starts to spring, the planting seeds metaphor really resonates. What seeds are you planting in your own garden of personal development growth? And what seeds are you tending to that were planted by others? That aren’t yours to care for? What do…