Tag: Valentine’s Day

A Valentine to Mothers: Our Love and the Journey Home to Our Whole Selves

“I cannot think of one minute except maybe my shower in the morning,” responded one Mom when asked how much time she spent on herself each day and not working or caring for her children or husband. The expectations of a Mom’s role are frequently all-consuming and never enough. And those expectations likely come from …

The Importance of Hugs and Loving Touches…

Our Children And Teens Never Grow Too Old (or too cool!) to Need Connection With Us… We tend to recognize the fact that babies need lots of loving touches. We hold them against our skin. We carry them next to our heart. We soothe them by gently smoothing their hair or massaging their tiny hands …

Deepening Parent-Child Relationships through Loving Touch

We tend to recognize the fact that babies need lots of loving touches. We hold them against our skin. We carry them next to our heart. We soothe them by gently smoothing their hair or massaging their tiny hands and feet. But as they grow, we may not consider how often we touch, how we …

Secrets of the Language of Love

The coming of Valentine’s Day seemed an ideal time to write about one of the greatest, most enduring loves that has ever existed. No, I am not writing about Romeo and Juliet. This is about our love for our children and how we express it. There are moments in our lives when we feel like …

For Valentine’s Day – Unconditional Love and Attention

This fire that we call loving is too strong for human minds. But just right for human souls. – Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d write about our love for our children and their need for attention. Of course, all children have a need for us …

Reader Responses to “How Do You Live a Life with Heart?”

I demonstrate open-hearted love, compassion and empathy with my granddaughter by being really and truly present with her. I think there is no better gift of love than to role-model complete presence with another. –       Tom Rausch *Leadership Beyond Limits, LLC* Leader and Coach to Leaders http://www.linkedin.com/in/tomrausch http://twitter.com/tcrausch I agree with the need for complete …

How Do You Live a Life with Heart?

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson As I work with E to diligently write the names of each of his class members on Valentine cards to celebrate the holiday this Friday, it raises a larger question. How am I …

Unconditional Love: The Prequel

Love yourself first and everything else falls in line. –          Lucille Ball There were so many interesting reader reactions to last week’s article on “Unconditional Love and Attention” that I felt it was important to take the issue one step further this week. One reader asked, “Isn’t unconditional love of self a pre-condition or critical …