Mondays at The Variegated Life: three favorite links.
I have two links to 6512 and growing this week. In one post, Rachel argues in favor of parenting without bribes, threats, or punishments. It’s a way toward “orbiting a more peaceful planet,” within both our families and the entire world — though, of course, “it takes strong intentions, support, practice, and the willingness to learn from mistakes, again and again. Oh, and um, again. Right.” I should say that reading A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life has been helping me live more in accord with my intentions, especially as I’ve been studying Chapter Six, on anger and patience. Doing my best to practice Nonviolent Communication, particularly with Brian, has also been helpful.
In another post, Rachel follows up on the post on parenting — plus, more miraculous cottonwoods.
At Strocel.com, Amber writes about tears, smells, fluorescent lights, and becoming a mother. The post was inspired by an exercise in Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers, by Kate Hopper, whom Amber interviewed for a podcast posted last Friday. I haven’t yet listened to the podcast but am very much looking forward to doing so.
To all of you who, like me, live in the path of today’s storm, best wishes for staying safe, warm, and dry! What will you be doing today?