This week I thought I’d try something different! I want to share one of my conference talks, Time to Think, with you.
With a few months of Q&A episodes under our belt, one of the threads we’ve seen running through many of the questions is the fear that bubbles up when we project our current situation into the future. The “what ifs” come fast and furious and can spark a challenging downward spiral. In our answers, we often talk about the value of bringing ourselves back into the present moment.
In this talk, I dig into the ideas of being present in the moment, of being patient with our children, and of giving them time to process their experiences and connect the dots in their own way. I also talk about mindfulness, choice, trust, and more. It’s fascinating how time weaves its way so significantly through thinking, learning, and being—in other words, through unschooling.
And one of the things I loved about writing this talk was weaving it together with some of the wonderful insights found in A.A. Milne’s books Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, first published in 1926 and 1928, respectively. I’ve loved Christopher Robin and his gang of stuffed animals since I was young.
I hope you find it helpful!
Links to Things Mentioned in the Show