On the Book Tour Trail

On the Book Tour Trail

Happy New Year! We had a delightful time at our recent book signing and reading that was held on Sunday, Jan 5th, at Diesel, The Bookstore in the Brentwood Country Mart. Lots of folks came out and we had the opportunity to speak about mindful grandparenting. Next stop...

Speak Mindfully

Speak Mindfully

The following is an excerpt from the book Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice.   “Six Points of Mindful Speech: Speak slowly, enunciate clear- ly, be concise, listen to yourself, listen to others, use silence as a part of speech.” Chogyam Trungpa It’s...

Accept What Is

Accept What Is

The following is an excerpt from the book Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice.   “The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.” Rumi   It is not easy to let go of judgments and expectations, and “accept what is,” especially...

Respond Rather than React

Respond Rather than React

The following is an excerpt from the book Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice.   “Respond from the center of the hurricane, rather than reacting from the chaos of a storm.” George Mumford You may have found yourself “reacting” to a stressful situation with...

Mindfulness & You

Mindfulness & You

This article was originally written for grandparentslink.com. a special feature from Leslie & Kay, founders Grandparentslink.com The age in which we live is so ridiculously hectic. Often times we operate on automatic pilot, and forget to stop and “smell the roses’...

MINDFUL GRANDPARENTING*

MINDFUL GRANDPARENTING*

This article was originally written for grandparentslink.com. As a psychotherapist and someone that regularly practices self- reflection, I have pondered about why my two grandchildren, Lily and Ethan, have had such an amazing impact on me.  I know I was a devoted...

Top 10 ‘Mindful Eating’ Tips

Top 10 ‘Mindful Eating’ Tips

This article was orginally written for Grandparentslink.com, by Pam Siegel, MPH, MFT, and grandmother extraordinaire* Remember… your grandchildren are watching. They see what you eat, how you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat. Think about your eating habits,...