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Fund Drive: The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting

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Tune in2265 on Dec. 12th to “About Health”

KPFA, 94.1FM, from 2-3PM.

You will hear Dr. Brené Brown talking about Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection

Drawing on her 12 years of research on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame, she presents guideposts to creating “whole-hebrene-brown-home-360x239arted” families. 

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.  She is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: Rising Strong, Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection.imagesTis the season of giving, so please think about making a tax-deductible donation to KPFA, so they can do what they’ve been doing for 67 years, speaking truth to power, fostering real change, and making a transformative impact. Please donate at https://secure.kpfa.org/support/ 

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Compassion Meditation

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This self-Compassion meditation came to me when I was writing Is That Me Yelling? and feelings of self-criticism were popping up.

I continue to learn how essential it is for me to develop compassion towards myself and to let go of feelings of guilt and shame about my mistakes as a parent. It’s an ongoing process,  and my wish is that this meditation will be of help to you. You can read it below or listen to it by clicking this link: 

 

Rona&baby2 Sit down in a comfortable place, in a chair or cushion, or lie on the floor. Gently close your eyes.

Become aware of your breath. Notice your breath…breathing in, and breathing out. There is no need to change your breath…just notice it with each inhalation and exhalation.   Become aware of your body, sense your body, and scan for any places that have tension. Notice these places, like your neck, or shoulders, or jaw or hands. Keep your awareness on your body and on your breath.

Now imagine yourself as a baby. You were once an innocent beautiful baby. Notice your size. Look at your hands, at your feet,  at your face—and become aware of your babies expression. Babies show their emotions without hesitation.

Is your baby looking Content? Curious? Sad? Afraid? Joyful? Sleepy? Take your time and notice your babies face. Are you aware of your baby without judgment? With full acceptance? You may want to pick up your baby and rock him or her gently in your arms.  How does your baby respond to your gentle touch? You may want to bring your baby close to your chest patting him or her gently.  Continue reading →