This creative guide book gives teens space to reflect, learn, write, experiment and practice healthy life skills to stay connected to their unique gifts and thrive in life. Explore resilience, balance, compassion, emotional intelligence, wholeness and self love. Ground in the strength of who you are.
Of all the books I've given my child, this is the most important, most urgent and most needed especially in this day and age. Practical skill building around boundary setting, naming feelings, identifying positive resilience, self love and communications are all things I've taken away as well.
"Thank you for giving me the words that I never had as a child to pass along to my children." I loved the Growing Up Whole Book so much I asked Linda to produce a book for adults so we could do this as a family. So she did! LIVING Whole is for adults inner child who wants to benefit from the beautiful creative journey she designed for healing and reclaiming your wholeness!
Live a life of connection, creativity and joy. This book is so so so important to give children a head start in life. I bought this for a co-worker as I have no children myself. Now I have to get another one because I can't part with it. It turns out it's never too late to help yourself to a good childhood.
Wholeness is being grounded in the knowing of who you are, what your unique gifts/talent are and taking care of your precious body suit that carries your spirit through this lifetime. It's about honoring your own truth and experiences.
When we are whole, we are sustained by our life's activities, our work, our selves and our connection to the earth and the people in our world. There is an inner peace and vitality that comes from within when we are balanced and clear about why we are here on this planet and what gifts you have to offer in this lifetime. Some call this purpose.
We bring wholeness to ourselves through self loving practices that include: validation, emotional release, forgiveness, compassion, resilience, healthy choices, setting healthy boundaries, finding our passions, following our heart's and trusting ourselves as we journey through the many chapters of our lives.
It is my hope that you will nourish your wholeness and experience the sustaining impact within you.
I help parents raise whole children and this is one way I believe we can change the world. I dream of a world where all people live fully as they were meant to live and shine their gifts and uniqueness with ease. This requires radical shifts in what we focus on and how we practice living day to day.
A Guide Book for Your Inner Child
Designed for parents after they desired to work along side their children/teens or relish in self loving practices now. As one reader says,
"It's never too late to learn, practice and develop skills you missed in your childhood.
These guide books for children and teens (and you) are designed so they have a unique experience for themselves as they draw, read, write, reflect and explore all the ways they can stay connected to their wholeness. I have used metaphors of earth, tree, and leaves to help them facilitate that journey.
The psychological and scientific foundations of this book come from: Eco-psychology, Neuroscience, Environmental Stewardship, Somatics and Resilience, Meditation and Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Non-Violent Communication and Hoffman Quadrinity Process.
Included are many fun activities: art, drawing, visioning, reading, poetry, songs and more. Each is designed to affirm their unique gifts, help them honor their bodies, heart and mind so they can find balance, stay connected to their heart and expand their resilience as they journey through life. By reading and completing the exercises, they will also learn valuable life skills that will nourish them throughout their journey: validation, forgiveness, compassion, gratitude, health, naming and accepting feelings and sensations, releasing feelings, boundary setting, visioning, honoring their wholeness and the wholeness of others.
The gift of remembering who they are awaits them as they learn to ground in the strength of their uniqueness, follow their inner guidance, and reach their strong branches out to the places they want to grow into so they become all that they dream of and shine their unique light in the world!
My hope is that all children will grow to BE who they were meant to BE. As Mark Twain put is so eloquently, “The two most important days are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” I’m envisioning a world where every child knows why they came to the earth and shares their unique contribution right from the start. Thank you for supporting their journey!