I'm sure my anxiety and vulnerability stems from two places: first, what I've learned about parenting has changed my life, my family and my work. Unlike a lot of work that hangs out in my head, this is heartwork for me. Second, I feel like there's not a good blueprint for this work - it's different than a lot of what's out there around parenting and families.
Understand shame and practice resilience
Make space for rest, creativity and gratitude
Hold spirit sacred
Make mistakes, make amends
Practice forgiveness and self-compassion
Lean into discomfort and pain
Practice courage by setting limits and respecting boundaries
The series will be like an on-line discussion, but rather than having to log-in and keep up in real time, the discussion will take place on my blog. I’ll post 2-3 times per week, and each post will correspond with a track from the CDs. The CD set is now available for purchase and the discussion guide (a free .pdf download), parenting library, and lecture references will be available on 6/5. Each blog post will include slides from the lecture, stories, examples, and references. You can comment, share ideas and/or leave questions. I think it will be a great way for us to learn from each other.
If you’d like to participate, you can purchase the 2-CD set here. It’s $20, including shipping in the U.S.
The series will unfold on a blog that’s part of this blog. Just log on to Ordinary Courage and click on the link on the left (look for the sunflower). I’m going to post update notifications to this blog so that Ordinary Courage feed subscribers will know when new parenting posts are available.
If you have any questions, ideas or feedback, I’d love to hear it! Please send me an email.
Hope to see you on the blog!