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Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
January teen class - registration open. I am working with Dr Karen Bluth from University of Chapel hill North Carolina. There will be teens from around the world in this class.

https://web.cvent.com/event/d87168e3-b50b-48c1-bd72-163c6e326f6b
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
Link is now Live. I will be teaching teen class Jan5- Jan 29th for 11-14 yrs. Click link for more information
https://web.cvent.com/event/d87168e3-b50b-48c1-bd72-163c6e326f6b/summary
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
The relationship we have with our bodies is life long and evolves over time. Every decade things shift. I have judge my own body and others.

I got my first mammogram. It was no big deal.

I have been an active person all my life. Recently - I stop moving as much. Moving to Protection Island makes me move. I have to haug all my groceries and gas for the golf cart. No store on the island.
Only the Dingy Dock pub.
I chop wood, dig holes and haug heavy loads down the boat ramp and back up.
I missed moving.

Recently I have started listening to Maintenance Phase. - I love it as it changes my assumptions and has been great for my relationship with my body.
Highly recommended.

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/maintenance-phase/id1535408667
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
This podcast episode focuses on Self compassion and the women who formalized its practice. Kristen Neff was a basket case in graduate school - hearing her story was profound.
I would invite you to have a listen.

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/hidden-brain/id1028908750?i=1000538246142
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
I’m a mother of 2 kids. What a wild ride it is being a parent. My self compassion practice allows me to enjoy the good times and be present in the difficult times.

As I learned the language of self compassion, I shared it with my kids. We hold kindness as our central value.

Self compassion is not weak. There is both a fierce and soft side to this practice. Standing up for yourself is self compassion. Boundaries - telling someone to strew off. All part of fierce self compassion.

Teaching your kids to be fierce in the world. I want my kids to use their voice when something is not fair.

Be fierce out there. Ask for what you need.

My kids are finding their way in the world. I tell them they don’t have to hug if they don’t want to. I support ‘some’ sassy behaviour. Go ahead kids, throw down some boundaries when others are behaving badly.