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personal stories Nov 15, 2020
 

 

Today, I want to talk to you about being kind to yourself. I belong to a writing group. We meet weekly to share goals, accomplishments, work, accountability, and critique. And lately, more than enything else, my writing group has been serving plenty of encouragement and self-care reminders. (Which I desperately need.)

Like most parents and teachers, I spend most of my time giving to others. And I enjoy giving to others. But sometimes, (maybe often), I forget to fill my own tank first. In a Reiki session on Friday, I remembered what it is like to receive - and I highly reccommend it!

In my writing group, a friend reminded me of the metaphor of having to fit some big rocks, pebbles, sand, and water into a jar. If you fill the jar first with sand, water, and pebbles there is no room left for the big rocks. But if you place the big rocks first, then the pebbles, then sand, and then water, you can make it all fit. She reminded me that life is like that and we need...

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Rosy Moments

 

Just a reminder to “stop and smell the roses.”

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Stories of Overcoming Obstacles

 

This blog is just for the grown ups.

We are dealing with a lot of changes right now. We can prepare our children and ourselves with stories of triumph and overcoming obstacles.

Keep singing,

Risa

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Telling Small Moment Stories

 

Telling stories is how we contextualize and make sense of our world. 

Last week, I talked about the importance of telling fairy tales and folk tales. I referenced Bruno Bettleheim's Uses of Enchantment. Going through difficult scenarios and emotions in stories prepares us to go through them in real life. 

Today I share a small moment story with you from my childhood, "All Sandy." 

Tell your small moment stories. Tell stories to your little ones about when you were little.

Keep singing,

Risa

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