In honor of our Executive Director Carey Davidson’s new book The Five Archetypes coming April 7th, we are highlighting the importance of knowing your OWN power as a parent. Parenting is tough and when you honor your own needs, you have an easier time responding to life’s ups and downs.
THE EARTH PARENT
Feed your own Earth needs as a parent so that you feel safe and secure and more resilient in the face of day-to-day stress. Parenting is tough and when you honor your own needs, you have an easier time responding to the ups and downs you face from a place of calm.
Earth Parent Exercises:
• Eat – Make sure you find time to eat meals during the day and don’t skip meals.
• Connect – Stay in touch with your networks for support. This could be parenting groups, religious or spiritual groups, or even get togethers with your friend.
• Care – Find small ways you can give back. Offer an uplifting poem to your Facebook group, teach an online class to friends or co-workers, or consider donating to a local food pantry.
Pre-order The Five Archetypes
We’re super excited for the April 7th launch of The Five Archetypes, a book about the five elements written by our Executive Director, Carey Davidson!
The book shares a self-guided system of personal transformation based in the five elements of traditional Chinese medicine and the Hero types we use here at Tournesol Kids. Once you discover your primary elements, you’ll begin to see how they determine your thoughts, motivations, strengths and challenges for yourself. They reveal the reasons behind why you feel uncomfortable around some people in a room and completely at ease around others.
When you understand your elemental makeup and that of the people in your life, every relationship becomes clear. This realization can lead to increased happiness, reduced anxiety, being secure in who you are, feeling confident, loving and compassionate.