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21 Ways To Save Yourself From Anger

Kids change your life. We all know that! Before I had kids I imagined all the ways. Was I ever surprised that I often found myself getting angry! I thought of myself as a very calm person. I was never … Continue reading

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Give The Best Gift This Holiday Season… Unconditional Love

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled … Continue reading

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11 Quotes And A Poem To Inspire You On Mother’s Day!

I hope you’ll enjoy a Mother’s Day post from a few years ago! Enjoy your day!! In honor of Mother’s Day, my kindle books, HOW TO BE A ZEN MAMA and THE ZEN MAMA’S BOOK OF QUOTES are $.99 all … Continue reading

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The Art of Conversation With Your Family

“There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for. And questions are the breath of life for a conversation.” ~ James Nathan Miller Is the art of conversation lost when it comes to … Continue reading

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Vidya’s Happiness Project

Do you ever wonder if what you’re doing in life is making someone else’s life better? When I find out that someone is inspired by my books or my blog, John (the Zen Papa) calls this my “Paycheck”. Last October, … Continue reading

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Let’s All Give It Up For Non Attachment!

“Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering.” ~The Dalai Lama This post started out because I am very attached to a half written post (let’s call it the Force Field Post) that … Continue reading

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Be The Change You Want To See In Your Family

“Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all.” ~ Carlos Casteneda “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi You can’t control people. But you can control the environment and … Continue reading

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How Being A Zen Mama Changed Our Family

“Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.” ~Author Unknown A week ago, a friend asked me if the Zen Mama principles had really worked for our family. (See older post of What … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Road Closed Signs

“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson A few days ago my husband and I were discussing the importance of keeping up employee morale and keeping a company upbeat during a bad economy. As … Continue reading

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The Lesson Of The Flower Seed Packet

“Siblings are different flowers from the same garden.” ~Author unknown “This is the part of the essence of motherhood, watching your kids grow into their own person and not being able to do anything about it. Otherwise children would be … Continue reading

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