Parenting with Conversations with God in this political climate

The United States has a new president-elect, with the Electoral College having certified the election. I’ve personally struggled with much of what I saw occurring during this long election campaign, and with the division in our country that I have observed over the past several weeks since the outcome.

How did anger, hatred and vitriol all across the political spectrum come to play such a role in our politics? What happened to progress and love? I thought there were certain ethical boundaries that were impenetrable when it came to America’s democratic process.

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Voting- about disability

Over the next few weeks I'm going to explore the issues as presented by the candidates for president through the lens of conscious and spiritual living. Since many of my fans have illness and/or disability in common I thought I'd start with that.

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Powerful by Empire (ft. Alicia Keys and Jussie Smollett) should be every family's anthem

I wish every child would know, feel and believe the power of the words of this song to their core.

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MOMMY - THAT MAN IS BAD!" HOW A CONTENTIOUS POLITICAL SEASON CAN LEAD TO SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Spiritually-minded families often choose to be "awake," both, to society's challenges and successes. Your family may speak freely about helping others, how the world works (or doesn't), how war is not beneficial, and/or environmental sustainability. Children have a clear sense and understanding of the spiritual concept "love is all there is," so these topics are easy for them to latch onto and hold dear. What happens, then, when these spiritually-minded and socially aware families experience a contentious political cycle or a time of tragedy in the news? The news can lead children to experience  distress and, yes, even anger when they observe things that they don't think are nice, fair, "right" (within their own understanding of the words). They may even point out a politician or person in the news and say things like "He tells lies." "He doesn't seem care about poor people." "He doesn't seem like a nice person." (Angst is building…) "He is so mean!"  "Mommy – that man is bad!"    

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