I was at a yoga workshop yesterday on pranayama, the work of controlling or restricting your breath, or life-force in yoga. The beautiful teacher was talking about the breathe, the mechanics, the different types of breath work we can do in our practice and then she said something that struck me as profound. I knew [...]
How do you manage the long-haul flights with children? How do you take three kids under the age of 7 and make them sit nicely and sleep? As I discussed in Travelling With Your Tribe (Part 1) it's all about managing your expectations. Or, in essence, setting them aside. They might scream. They might get [...]
You need the normal to appreciate the extraordinary. The extraordinary to appreciate the normal. Travel takes you out of your routine. Out of your zone. Puts you in learning situations. Puts life in your face.
Now I'm not guaranteeing he still won't burst into tears when he's ear falls off at assembly but what I'm saying is that we don't need to be perfect for others. I don't need to hide my faults and my failures. What I need to do is step up and be a good role model for my son. Because even my dodgy craft skills are part of me and we shouldn't shy away in shame from the world over anything, it's not worth it.