The Gift of Experiences

This is what I want for my son. I want him to have experiences, to be in the world, to get to know the way others live and love and to see the warmth in the world where there is so much fear and division. Rather than taking the news we hear about other people generalized and lumped together, how about we go talk to them and decide if the story that we’re being told is true?

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Episode 27 – Fun Friday: Finding Presence

When I think of the word presence, I don’t really think of fun. Maybe that’s true for you, too. I think of someone sitting in a lotus position meditating, trying to let the thoughts go and coming back to their breath. That doesn’t sound like FUN to me. Peaceful, yes. But fun, no. But what if I told you that when we’re having fun, we’re actually in the present moment? Today we’re going to be talking about FUN and what it has to do with being more present and some ideas for what it can look like in your life.

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Episode 22 – Fun Friday: Why Moving Matters

We’ve been talking about my 8 Guiding Principles and this last week, we’ve explored the first 4. Today, I would love to talk about fun in the midst of healing. We can’t stay in the intensity of the way most people think about healing. AND healing needs to include fun.

So much of what we experience that needs to be healed is held in our bodies. And for many of us, that means we disconnect in some ways from our bodies. When our kids are given the space, they move their bodies, sometimes in annoying ways. As adults, we need to do the same, but maybe with less of the annoying part. So, today, on the All Relationships Can Heal podcast, Fun Friday is going to be about moving your body.

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Episode 7 – Fun Friday: The Importance of Play in Healing

Playfulness and fun are essential parts of life. Our brains are not only really good at learning and processing a lot of information, they’re also good at play. That’s part of our mammalian brains. I’m sure that you’ve seen puppies playing with one another and mother dogs playing with their puppies. Play is a way that we learn and connect with one another. But many of us are really serious and we don’t know how to play. Some of us weren’t really played with as children and some of us didn’t play as children for various reasons. But this way of connecting that’s not about tasks or to do lists is foreign for a lot of us. On our podcast today, we’ll be exploring what fun and play have to do with healing.

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