Danielle LaPorte – Meet Her, Then Introduce Your Daughter to Her Today!

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in Edify, Mind+Body+Soul

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Mean Teens and the Magic Wand

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in love+life, Mind+Body+Soul, Mind+Body+Soul

I wasn't born to be mean!

Recently it seems that there are so many stories in the news about teens being blatantly disrespectful and cruel. Today I see that 3 teen boys bullied a woman on a school bus to tears and no one stepped in to help or to correct them. Now I read on facebook that 3 other teen boys threatened a man and his Service Dog on a golf course with a rifle and a knife…

Why is it that kids are so angry, rude and untrustworthy?

I have been working with teens and parents for quite some time now and I have to say that it is we that are at fault. YES, not the kids here. Kids are not born mean. Some parents just don’t take parenting seriously anymore. There is little or no accountability for these kids. Parents themselves must understand that kids do and act as they are taught. They mimic what they see. Now I am not saying the parents of these kids taught or told them to act this way, but what have these kids been surrounded with. Who are their peers? What are their parents like? What do they watch on TV? What are they seeing on the computer? What the hell are the parents watching. This reality TV has become our worst nightmare. It is JUNK! Nothing inspiring just plain foul!

I hear people complaining constantly about how terrible kids are today…WELL do something about it. Stop complaining. Make a difference. Whether you are a parent or not you live on this planet. You are a functioning adult. Step up. Be a mentor to a young person. Teach them respect by being respectful. Teach them gratitude by being grateful. Teach them love by being loving. They will learn these traits from the very moment they are born. Let’s stop complaining about life. If our kids know nothing of violence, hate, anger, mistrust and foul play…they will not behave the way these boys have.

CRAP in = CRAP out. Not too difficult to understand. Children develop a conscience by the time they are 7 years old. What have they seen, heard and lived through by this time?  Trying to change it after 7 years old is difficult but not impossible. But it is so much easier to be a kind and loving adult who is responsible for your own actions. Live your life being grateful…If each one of us makes a choice to do this each and every day the kids around us may just follow suit.

Turn off the news. Turn off the negative programs. They are programming our kids as well as you! Be aware of who your kids are spending time with. What are they seeing on the computer…Who is it they follow? Break the spell.

Dream about possibilities. Allow your children to dream big. Give them an option to tell you each day about a wish they have.   Applaud them. Give them hope. Happiness is a choice. It is your choice. Show them that happiness and respect is a magic wand and they have the power to use it.

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toddler vs. teen

June 12th, 2012 | Posted in love+life, Mind+Body+Soul

OK, so I think I have it…If your daughter is really easy to get along with and follows all the rules as a young little one …you are in TROUBLE when she hits adolescence. All things change, radically! I know this to be true…I have personally experienced it! However, if she is tough and she tests you over and over again as early as 3 and figures out a way to justify her actions. She will then get all the challenging bad behavior over with by 12 and be a model perfect teen. Then she will be your shining light- right?

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Who do You Have on Your “Support Team”? by Ally Loprete

June 7th, 2012 | Posted in love+life, Mind+Body+Soul

We are very affected by the energy of the people who surround us… especially the people who
we love most.

It’s not the easiest thing to admit, but often it is the support (or lack thereof) from our friends and
family members who make or break our success. These characters are only fragments of the
people we love most and our need to impress them is fabricated by our own insecurities and
fears. When we are working overtime to appease them, we become unclear about our own
intentions and consequently deny serving our happiest self. Our inner voice becomes silenced.
We begin following someone else’s instincts rather than our own, and consequently lose
ourselves beneath the confusion.

On the other hand having a strong support base, fans who adore you and are rooting for you, can
make a terrific impact and result in achieving your ultimate reality. I’ve seen people reboot their
entire lives by guiding the negative relationships out the door, shutting it and never looking back.
We all have complicated relationships. Its what makes our lives interesting! But if you are too
affected by Debbie Downer or Judgmental Judy, its time to leave the party and find a new one to
attend. Look for Supportive Sally, and Caring Cathy. Remind me to introduce you to Helpful
Helen and Positive Patty. These terrific ladies will be the best friends you ever had.

Self -employed Parent Enthusiast Ally Loprete is the Founder of OurMilkMoney.com, a
nationwide online business directory of self-employed parents, and the host of This Little
Parent Stayed Home, a live weekly radio show, on The Toginet.com Radio Group which can
be downloaded on iTunes. Ally is on a mission to help other’s deal with the sometimes
overwhelming prospect of leaving a full time job to start a new business, while running a full
time household and raising kids. She is resolute about creating a haven in which parents across
the nation will continue to thrive and obtain the support they need in their personal journeys.
Self-employed parents, list your business for free at www.ourmilkmoney.com. Private coaching
is available at www.thislittleparent.info.

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the grand pep talk – By Danielle LaPorte

June 4th, 2012 | Posted in Mind+Body+Soul, Mind+Body+Soul

the grand pep talk: decide to rise (refer to this when in doubt, or sick & tired.)

I’m all for mental health days. And gentleness. And I think the world should take the month of December off. And for the love of God, a 4 day work week would revolutionize the collective human spirit and thusly, healthcare. But this pep talk isn’t about taking it easy, this is about another form of self care: doing whatever it takes.

Just got dumped? Lace up your runners and move your body.
Under the weather? Go in to work any way, wearing your favorite sweater.
Up to your earrings in deadlines? Go cheer on your friend. Show up at the bake sale. Call your mother.
Crying before show time? Put some tea bags on your eyes. Say a prayer. Enter stage left.

Push. Turn up the volume. Go hard. Go harder.
Re-prioritize your aches and pains.
Infuse your sensitivities with courage.
Tell fear to fuck right the fuck off.
Devote to Done.

There are soul-justified reasons to cancel. There are times to just stop. This isn’t one of them. Keep going. Show up. Full on. Full tilt. Full out. Decide to be one of those people who pull it off.

Do what you say you’re going to do.
Don’t let us down.
Decide to rise.

Why decide to rise? Not for the reasons you might think. In fact, these are the reasons that will make you sick and tired:

Do not rise out of obligation. Do not rise because of feared consequences. Do not rise because you think being tough makes you smarter (it doesn’t.)

Decide to rise because you want to expand — your being, your life, your possibilities.

Decide to rise because super powers are meant to be activated and applied in everyday life.

Decide to rise to explore your place in the universe.

On the other side of deciding to rise is illumination, ecstasy, insight. And the angel of your strength is there waiting, smiling, applauding, with a goblet of endorphins for you. Drink up.

When you transcend circumstances you get special privileges. You get evidence that you are indeed amazing, and irrefutable proof that what your heart and mind choose is what matters. And you get the deep knowing that life wants you to win.

Decide to rise.

Lean in. Listen up. Closely.
It’s your soul speaking and she says,
Get UP! I need you. I want you. I am you. Choose me.
Lean in. Listen up. Closely.

Decide to rise.

To Learn more about Danielle LaPorte click this link!

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Your Echo is Your Answer

April 18th, 2012 | Posted in love+life, Mind+Body+Soul

So often we wonder why we as mothers are struggling so much to make our point. Why is it our families are not listening to us unless we are yelling at the top of our lungs and we make it clear we are finally pissed off!

We are unhappy, overwhelmed, stressed, depressed and we are exhausted. Why?

Here is a quick audio that will explain what I have learned over the past 25 years working with teens and parents.

Let me know your thoughts.



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Making It Right, A Mom’s Very First Step to Creating a Harmonious Relationship with Your ‘Budding’ tween or teen Daughter.

April 17th, 2012 | Posted in Edify, love+life, Mind+Body+Soul

• Are you a mom that is starting to feel the pain of a communication breakdown with your tween or teen?

• Is your once delightful little one developing an attitude you simply don’t get?

• Are you looking for a way to stop the communication breakdown before it escalates and gets worse.

• Is she suddenly ‘tuning you out?’ Only using selective hearing…

• Are you concerned that she may be getting into trouble or keeping things from you?

• Are you finding it hard to make even the smallest comment without her taking it wrong are getting defensive or angry?

• Does she accuse you of being angry or making her life difficult when you ask her to clean her room, help with laundry, do dishes or participate in the household conversation?

Well I have a few answers for you, all you have to do, is click the link below and you will be signed up for a no obligation and no cost  phone appointment with me to personally discuss strategy over the phone. The call dedicated to helping you find your voice and stride to make this change and transformation of your little princess into a gracious young woman you can be proud of without a fight.

It’s not what you think. This is not a call to take lightly. I am going to be candid about a few things you need to know. It might not be what you expect or want to hear. But it is the truth. I have worked with many teens and young women for over 20 years. I have felt many of the feelings of overwhelm you are felling right now. Now I know how to stop the madness and confusion BEFORE it becomes unmanageable. I wish I did 15 years ago!

This is not just a call for parents of teens. This call is for you if you are a parent, a woman, a mentor, a teacher or caregiver to our most precious commodity – Our kids and our future.

Click Here to schedule a no obligation call with me personally to discuss how to take you out of overwhelm.

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Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth — visualized

April 17th, 2012 | Posted in love+life

One of the most amazing videos I have seen in a long while.

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Your Life, Your Dreams = Your Echo

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in Edify, love+life, Mind+Body+Soul

This is a great video for all, not just parents done by an inspiring women named Danielle LaPorte – called: A Credo for Making it Happen.

We all want to make it happen. We want our kids to make it happen… If you are a parent or someone who inspires children or teens please watch. If all of us lived our lives like this all of our children would be extraordinary and the entitlement issues would fade away. I know it sounds simple, but remember our children are our echo. We must be and behave in a way our kids can be proud of and understand.

Have vision and go for it. Teach your kids the same. Give them the permission to be great.

Watch this video with your family each morning. Chat about it. Create dreams and vision. Create your echo!

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The Responsibility Rules – Leading a Self-Disciplined Life in a Self-Entitled World

April 4th, 2012 | Posted in Edify, love+life

by Susan Dench -I just received this book, I cannot wait to read it. I love her style and I appreciate her candid truth telling ability to cut through all the BS! I will let you know my thoughts in a few days when I am finished with the read.

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