I’m glad you’re here. I invite you to spend a few moments simply resting while you read. Take a cleansing breath and allow your shoulders to soften. It’s so easy to move from one thing to the next and get all wrapped up in the busy-ness of life. If there’s one thing I can share while you visit this site, it’s an invitation to slow down and rest for a few moments.
My name is Amy Phoenix and I am a meditating mom of five committed to cultivating force free, collaboration based relationships. Early on, doubt and anger overshadowed my parenting experience, resulting in a lot of shame and strained communication. A few years in, I set out to make some much needed changes. What you see here is part of the ongoing expression of these changes.
Along with mothering and meditation, I am learning to make a house a home, strengthening my collaboration skills, clarifying my discipline approach, integrating mindfulness and embracing challenges as opportunities.
As I walk this journey, life brings many interesting experiences to test what I believe to be true. I am continually challenged to ask and answer difficult questions, make consistent changes, and nurture new growth. We all have similar opportunities and responsibilities in life and that’s why this site exists — as a space of support to clearly choose the presence we bring to parenting and life.
What you’ll find here is an invitation to utilize the inherent self awareness we are born with to become intentional and make conscious choices – especially when we’re feeling doubt, frustration, anger or even rage. Sometimes things get messy and the presence we bring to life is far from our minds. Other times we appreciate the good and wonder how we could ever feel as upset as we do.
If you know all too well the experience of feeling more anger than you’d like toward those you love most – and are ready to change these patterns one moment at a time – please explore the site and join the mailing list to stay in touch. Choose a navigation tab and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Mostly, thank you for connecting with me in the vastness of the world wide web. I’m glad you found your way here.
Take gentle care,