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The fifth aspect of mindful loving, and therefore mindful parenting, is Allowing. By this we mean allowing appropriate privacy and space, of course. But we also mean leaving physical, mental or emotional space to work through feelings, to problem solve or to create. An...

The fourth of the five aspects of mindful loving is Affection. Relative to the other four aspects, Dave Richo's book doesn't go on very long in introducing this topic. The emphasis is simply on the explanation that we are talking about safe, non-exploitive physical con...

June 20, 2018

In the past few weeks our Mindful Parenting group has explored Attention and Acceptance, just two of the five “A’s” of mindful loving spoken of by author David Richo. We’ve been taking a look at the love received in our (childhood) families of origin and how we augment...

June 7, 2018

Loving Presence arises when you can say, “This belongs.” 

                                       ~ Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

In this series of ar...

May 23, 2018

Regarding Attention ~ The First of 5 A’s in Mindful Parenting

In the Mindful Parenting Nashville group that Karen Moran and I are leading, we’re incorporating – among other resources – the work of David Richo on the “Five A’s” of mindful loving. (The Five A’s are Attent...

My favorite discussion in the wake of the death of Stephen Hawking early today took place on the NPR morning show, “On Point.” Guests and callers alike illuminated the achievements of the great physicist, and beyond those, his generosity in writing for the layperson, s...