When students come to see me who are feeling so frustrated with people and situations beyond their control, I ask them to take a deep breath and explain how they are feeling

Keywords: covid 19 , parenting , mental health , school counselor , connecting with children , coronavirus isolation , high risk , isolated families

I also see myself getting very angry lately. And that is the hardest part for me. I can see and read too much about what other people are doing and I feel frustrated, hurt and honestly jealous sometimes. But then I remind myself that I need to take a deep breath and practice a little more empathy. It’s what I wish those people would do for us so I will choose to do it for them. Does that mean I agree with what some other people are choosing right now? No. But it does mean I will actively try to put myself in their shoes and let go of taking things so personally.

https://thekindschoolcounselor.com/2020/07/19/redirect-and-connect

When you’re free and open, with an absence of neediness, you’re able to experience life, family, friendships and love with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and appreciation

Keywords: personal , writing , embrace change , experience your greatness , gratitude , healing , heart , life is a journey , live your best life , personal growth , self awareness , self care , self love , show up for yourself , spirit , thankful , worthy

It’s your job to show-up for yourself, know who you are, what you want, what you need, and be aware when you’re off course.

https://brookeoliphant.com/2020/07/05/show-up-for-yourself

I have been blessed with an unprecedented opportunity to connect more deeply with my daughter

I had planned to spend our eight weeks abroad entirely outside, immersed in nature, and (thanks partly to the unseasonably good weather) we have managed to do this. I haven’t had such a good tan in years! And now that the restrictions are easing a little I am exploring our little corner of the world with a fine toothed comb, and realising with a new appreciation just how lucky we are to live here. Far reaching views permeated by the primary hues of spring and intimate encounters with wildlife have exceeded all my expectations,

https://awidowswanderlust.blog/2020/06/01/vanlife-vs-coronavirus

I wish that someday, somewhere, we’ll be able to understand each other as father and son

Keywords: Noah’s Entries , reddit repost

I go to the store and I see that fathers and their sons are able to connect well or their mothers connect well with their daughters. For me, I don’t know if I have that with my dad. I feel like that connection doesn’t work out at all. I don’t know why anymore. For the longest time, I strived to understanding what it means to connect with my dad. He’s tech savvy and I’m not that tech savvy. I know enough to understand how computers work and a little extra, but not as much as he does. What he talks about on a day to day basis just doesn’t interest me but it does to him. We’re like polar opposites and I hate that.

https://noahsmindinanutshell.wordpress.com/2020/05/24/what-i-wouldnt-do-for-that-connection

I’ve found a way to turn off those kind of feelings for people who have really hurt me and get to a place where I can care about them, wish them the best, but they no longer make me cry

Keywords: living , op ed , boundaries , friendships , relationships , self aware

I am worthy of being loved and some day I will have those relationships in my life, I just have to wait for them and be patient.

https://varietybeat.com/2020/05/16/being-self-aware-learning-to-forgive-myself

I personally can’t wait to give all my friends a hug

Keywords: coronavirus, couples, covid-19, dating, relationships, romance, stay at home order

As most cities approach their second month of social distancing, most of us have found our ways of coping and maybe even settled into a new daily routine. Whether you’re working from home or in desperate search of new hobbies while you collect unemployment checks, chances are you’ve probably figured out how to spend time by yourself.

https://iridescentwomen.com/2020/04/17/social-distance-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder

Our family relationship must be cultivated like a garden, time, effort and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep it growing and flourishing

Letting go the old habits (you grew up cultivating those) and acquiring new set of behaviours is one of the most challenging things one has to go through to create the new identity. It needs strong commitment, support and guidance to evolve through the process.

https://familylife7day.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/cube-of-parenting-isnt-it-obvious