Episode 23: The Invitation

Sheila and Maria have an invitation for you - the invitation to bravely cultivate your practice of vulnerability in life and in parenthood.  In the midst of the many struggles we face as individuals, within our communities, and as humans, the act of boldly allowing yourself to be visible is a powerful tool for building and maintaining connection. 

"...I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments."

- Oriah Mountain Dreamer, "The Invitation"

 In this episode, Maria and Sheila practice their own vulnerability.  By sharing their own stories, they demonstrate how conscious vulnerability has a positive impact on our family systems and communities.

Showing our true selves, allows us to feel seen and be seen, and as parents, consistently practicing vulnerability allows us to cultivate strong family relationships built on honesty, trust, and respect.  It is this type of foundation that our children need in order to go out into the world confident in who they are, bold enough to be themselves, and brave enough to stand for what they believe in.

Resources From This Episode:
Oriah Mountain Dreamer, The Invitationhttp://www.oriahmountaindreamer.com/
Carol Dweck, Mindset: https://mindsetonline.com/ 
Brené Brown, Daring GreatlyBraving the WildernessDare to Lead: https://brenebrown.com/
Glennon Doyle: https://momastery.com/blog/about-glennon/
Jen Hatmaker: http://jenhatmaker.com/
Fantastic Factology: http://fantastic-factology.com/
EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: http://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/