Masters of Health Magazine May 2017 - Page 50

My daughter is such an artistic free spirit. She loves nature, animals, and helping kids with special needs. She fights with other kids and tells them not to make fun of people or bully kids. When my kids come home from school, the first thing we do is sit and I listen about their day. They tell me good and bad, and everything in between. I make sure I listen with undivided attention and give then eye contact so they know I truly want to hear what they have to say.

When they talk about mean kids, I try to make them see that maybe those kids are going through rough times in their homes or are taught bad values. I also teach my kids about Ego vs Spirit. They might not grasp the concept, but they listen and try to understand. I explain to them that they need to send love and light even to the mean kids because they might need it.

They need to not take things so personal and understand that it is not about them, it is about whatever is happening in the child's life at the time. When I talk about Ego, I place my hand on their head, and when I talk about Spirit, I place my hand on their heart. The connection to head and heart helps them. I don’t expect my kids to be perfect, but I do want them to learn about spiritual enlightenment and I try to lead by example.

Society teaches us to mask our problems with drugs, alcohol, work, relationships, hard discipline for our children when none of this truly works. It is so simple to breathe deeply when stress is at a high level.

Taking three long deep breathes does wonders for the nervous system and it is quick and efficient. Children and adults benefit so well from this technique. Remember to meditate as much as possible because this will also bring more peace to your life.

Be aware that the things you do as an adult have so much affect on your children lives, so be a good role model. Stay healthy and happy and live in the moment.

Transforming Mind, Body and Spirit with Lisa Dwoskin