We define a conscious leader as someone who takes responsibility for their influence in the world. Many of us are influencing children and young adults to become more present conscious human beings, whether as parents, aunts, uncles, mentors, and so on.
We’ve been asked for years to speak directly to conscious parenting. In the middle of covid with families spending so much time together, we're called to speak this form of leadership.
You'll find lots of resources to explore and play with:
We pulled a 17-minute excerpt on conscious parenting from Jim’s interview with Shane Parrish on The Knowledge Project. If you haven't heard the whole podcast, we recommend listening. It was in the top 5 most downloaded Knowledge Project podcasts from 2019.
More recently, Jim was interviewed on Front Row Dads with Jon Vroman podcast. While this podcast focuses on supporting men as fathers, all the practices and tools that Jim shares are relevant to all parents.
In celebration of conscious, sane, and put-on-your-oxygen-mask-first parenting,
Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, Erica Schreiber
Some favorites from our team
Jim recorded an incredibly sweet 13-minute meditation for kids (5-10 years old). As it's 13 minutes, you can decide whether to play it in its entirety or break it into parts and play over a few days.
“My son asked me if we could have a family fight so we could pull out the shift deck.” —Client of Diana’s (No relation to person in video ;-)
Our playful tool to shift isn't just for adults. Watch Noah (Erica's 14 year old son) demonstrate in the video above.
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. —Ralph Waldo Emerson