Author: Kristen Oliver

As parents, we all want to do the best for our children, right? And parenting can be challenging, especially when we watch our kids floundering as they deal with academic pressures, low self-esteem, perfectionism, peer stressors, etc. We may be concerned about inattention, lack of...

March Intention I find power in taking responsibility for my thoughts, actions and beliefs.  I know that I can only change myself.     Don't forget - SHIFT Charlotte is coming! Don't miss out on a wonderful event!...

Q & A As a parent and an educator, what is the best way to introduce to children the power thoughts have on how we experience life? The very best way to teach concepts based in mindfulness, intentional living and the power of our conscious and...

“Mommy, I have something for you to remember. If you want to be happy or sad, you can decide.”                                                      Andrew,...

I was fortunate enough as a child to never have my mouth washed out with soap. I feel certain it wasn’t because I never said anything worthy of this punishment. Luckily, it just wasn’t my parents’ style. As an adult, I am keenly aware that my...

February Intention I recognize the power of my thoughts. I consciously choose to focus on peace and harmony.   Don't forget - SHIFT Charlotte is coming! Don't miss out on a wonderful event!...

Question from Facebook following the blog post: “Test results show your child has a learning disability”:  My knee-jerk reaction is to be defensive (fear)! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! My favorite message in your free video series is Part 2. This is so powerful....

Do you know what I want to grow up to be? I want to grow up to be myself! Then, I can do anything I want. If I want to do something else, I can just change my mind.                                                                        ~Tessa, age 4 ½...

Before reading on, stop and consider your gut reaction to these words—if you have heard them, or if you were to be told this at some point in the future. What reactions and emotions show up? Now take a moment and consider this question: What thoughts...

January Intention: I start this year with a fresh perspective on myself, my family and my life. Anything is possible as long as I believe it to be.   Here's an image you can share or print as a reminder! ...