A parenting story...one I am actually nervous to share <3

Heal NOW.

So my children have been sick with the stomach flu since Sunday.

When we are sick there are less veils between us, less filters, opportunities to work through emotional baggage, and more time together <3

My youngest became very sad and began to speak of that one time when he was 3ish and I lost my absolute shit and in one angry moment grabbed all his pacifiers and threw them in the trash...no warning...no discussion...no choices....'and all just because I was crying a lot that day for my nuki'...

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What Is Emotional Clarity?

Sick, Puking kids with lice...

...no running water in the kitchen...

..a personal vitamin deficiency that explains EVERYTHING and will take a little bit to rebalance...

...sick husband who is working long ass hours...

...and here I sit...calm, quiet, somewhat inquisitive and still, warm from my salt bath cuddled up on my bean bag...

Not that long ago..ok..ok..5ish years ago...just ONE of those things would have stressed me out and sent me into an emotional hissy fit...yes even the sitting still part..especially that part...

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Relationship Is Everything

Relationship. Everything we are about as human beings REQUIRES relationship.

We cannot have war without relationship..nor peace.

We cannot have wealth or poverty without relationship.

We cannot have movements or governments without relationships.

We cannot learn about ourselves without relationships..so much so that we will seek out connection to others above anything else..even if that connection is shallow af.

Relationships is what makes our human world go round.

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