I recently had an article that I wrote published in Mandala Magazine’s online edition. Mandala Publications is the official publication of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an international charitable organization founded by two Tibetan Buddhist masters, Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-1984) and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. FPMT is a vibrant international community, with a network of 160 affiliate centers, projects and services, and members in more than 30 countries.
The name of the article I wrote is called Parenting Unplugged: Self Care. I wanted to share about ways to cultivate self-care into your daily routine, and about how I helped my son create a peace space at home. Click HERE for a direct link to the article.
I reached out to Mandala this past summer to ask about an idea I had for writing (I will share this idea another time once it develops further). They asked if I would be interested in writing something about parenting, which I was so psyched to do! I’m finding this new passion for writing that I haven’t had since my 10th grade Creative Writing class… it feels really good to share my thoughts and ideas, however it is slightly terrifying. My words are completely exposed for any criticism or judgment. It is never my intention to come off sounding like I know more than anyone else, or that my “way” of parenting works better than someone else’s. This is simply my own path. I can write and speak only from my own life experiences, just like everyone else. So, if what I share is of interest then that’s great… if there is any benefit from reading what I write than I am happy. However, if nothing resonates with you, then I am OKAY with that, too. After all, we might all LOVE ice cream (I mean, who doesn’t)… but the same flavor may not agree with each of us. There are so many varieties.
I invite you ALL to share your comments, ideas, suggestions, questions…