My Needs are As Important as Yours

My Needs are As Important as Yours

When does caring for yourself cross the line into self-indulgence? You might be surprised by the answer to this question from the Purejoy view. Most of us were trained to take care of our caregivers’ emotional needs by acting in ways that didn’t trigger...
Why Your Parenting Agendas Fail

Why Your Parenting Agendas Fail

“This morning as I was listening to one of my favorite teachers, Adyashanti, I was deeply touched by his insights into awakening. Listening I was inspired to look at my parenting through this lens. Today, his talk was about how agendas stand in the way of...
The Thrill and the Fear of Parenting

The Thrill and the Fear of Parenting

As a child did you play the game of tag? OMG! It was so much fun. Running around, feeling crazy and powerful, and having so much fun until YIKES! The tagger is heading toward you! In an instant, you panic! You throw your hands up and say, “I quit”, or you...
Do You Ever Feel Disappointed On Mother’s Day

Do You Ever Feel Disappointed On Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is coming to your area soon! How has it been for you? Have you ever felt disappointed and let down? I remember many years of sacrificing and giving to my loved ones. All I wanted was ONE DAY to be celebrated and cherished. It was a set-up and every...
Intense Feelings

Intense Feelings

When we entered the world as young innocent babes we were dependent on the protection and guidance of our caregivers. Emotional warmth was critical as we expressed our desires and slowly began to interact with our environment. When our innocent needs awakened a fear...
Stop Calling Me Demanding

Stop Calling Me Demanding

We came into the world helpless and totally dependent on our caregivers to attend to our young needs. Each time we reached out our precious young arms we were met with either a tender loving smile and our vulnerable needs were met or our caregiver turned away claiming...