It has been coming more and more to my attention that the core aspect of my upcoming Mother course is simple and overreaching: Nurturing through connection.
Connection is not only for mothers, nor is the art of nurturing. It is for caretakers and aunties, step-parents and co-parents, friends and lovers, and for anyone in any kind of relationship. Through love and connection, we can succeed in ways we never thought possible in relationships. As my dear friend Natalie puts it, we can start feeling proud of the way we have connected with someone, rather than gauging our success by whether or not we have reached a "desired outcome" through some type of interaction or conversation.
The other day, Natalie and I joined up to answer questions and talk a bit about the course. And more than just mothers showed up. That's what made me realize how important this type of work is, because:
My May course is called Mother, but it is open to anyone who has children in their lives, or even to anyone looking to learn new ways to nurture, connect, and relate.
In the meantime, I thought I'd share my conversation with Natalie here in case anyone who missed it would like to see it.
And I'm already getting started writing down all my ideas for another course that broadens the reach of this for all of you, and for all of us. Because nurturing is a universal life skill that can change the world around us, starting at home.
Photo credit: Denise Andrade-Kroon