Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice: Conscious Communication Strategies


Many deep emotions have been swirling in my head and heart lately. The pain, loss, judgment, hate, and violence that the world is experiencing is never far from my mind.

Racial Tension

There seems to be a neverending stream of anger, sadness, and combative opinions that incite our collective fury. 

It's painful but also essential to feel - to not allow ourselves to become desensitized to human suffering.

But, how much is too much?

There are strategies can we use to turn our defensive reactions into compassionate responses, so we don't lose our humanity in the chaos.

I shared some of my thoughts in my post, Five Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship and Empower Your Kids. But, there's more. 

There is beauty in pain. It's not all bad.

Pain is just part of the merry-go-round of life. I can shut it out and sometimes do. But, what purpose does that serve me? 

I crave the wild, emotional experiences which move me and transform me. I am fascinated with the subconscious and the emotions that rule our behavior. 

I know that pain never comes without a purpose. 

The heartache of my past has brought complexity and depth to my life and allowed me to share with others my path to healing, and the formula for creating stronger relationships with our children.

I've been thinking a lot about, "Where do I go from here? What can I share that will uplift and make a difference?"
I know you care about your kids and their well-being.

With everything going on in the world today, you have to make conscious communication an integral part of your parenting plan.

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.- Rumi (Click to TWEET IT!)

In this TEACHable Moments video, I am sharing the first video in my introductory series on communication.

I hope you take the time to watch this series because I know these tools will make all the difference in your home. 

You will learn to make requests and set limits which are free of blame and shame and in return, you will see more willing cooperation.

I've posted the first video here for today's TEACHable Moments episode, but make sure you 
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After you watch, I'd love to hear from you! What communication habits do you want to eliminate? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

Thank you for reading and please remember, it's about being conscious - not perfect!

Talk soon,


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