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Keep on truckin’!!!


Discussion & Time Stamps

8:50 Matt’s Uncertainty about his job is making him stressed
21:05 13 year old boy isolating and not sure if it’s normal
42:54 The Work
1:02:25 Am I recycling issues- how do i reframe them?


Tribe Men’s Group


12:02:20 From GarfieldL : Tatum
12:03:02 From Helen Chisholm : sotrue!
12:03:51 From Todd Adams : what’s your number? 1 means all is good? 5 means you:re pulling your hair out.
12:04:16 From Jennifer Rocco : 3
12:04:25 From Kristen : 2
12:04:29 From Dawnelda : 1
12:04:33 From jacqueline : 4
12:04:36 From Emily Chang : I could be a 1 one minute and then 5 the next
12:05:05 From MaryJo Nelson : 3
12:05:10 From Malini DiClemente To Todd Adams(privately) : 1.5
12:05:12 From jolene : 3
12:05:14 From Millie : 2
12:05:15 From Helen Chisholm : 3
12:05:41 From Helen Chisholm : We are on a team zen call:)
12:05:45 From Nicki’s iPad : 2
12:05:46 From Cesa Schmidt : 3
12:05:48 From Todd Adams : who wants to start?
12:05:53 From Millie : It’s Spring Break for us so that’s why my number is lower. 🙂
12:06:01 From Malini DiClemente To Todd Adams(privately) : I have a question
12:06:44 From jacqueline : I have a question when it is time.
12:07:54 From Malini DiClemente : I’ll go second with my question, as I have 2 and not sure which I want to ask first
12:08:37 From Malini DiClemente : have to take puppy out for a sec
12:08:52 From Emily Chang : I have one but it’s really just about how I feel, so I can totally wait.
12:16:42 From Helen Chisholm : What is the breathing called Cathy?
12:17:08 From Millie : Square Breathing?
12:17:55 From Helen Chisholm : It is a budhist practice
12:18:01 From Helen Chisholm : Tong len?
12:19:06 From Anita Fudalewski : Sending hugs and support! Fellow Canadian
12:21:25 From Helen Chisholm : Thank you Cathy – I think it is amazing – before I was the same. I didn’t want to do it but it is a revolution to change the perspective
12:29:36 From Anita Fudalewski : Same here for teen sleep schedule!!
12:29:50 From Millie : Is there something that you can join him in doing/watching? I talked about MY 13-year-old daughter in a recent Zen Talk and her resistance in doing things with us. She is getting a whole lot of screen time and not so much family time (other than meals). I then asked if I could watch one of her shows with her. So now that’s our “special” time after the boys (8-year-olds) go to bed that we get to watch her recent favorite streaming show. Just a thought to find something that you guys could share together…something HE is interested in.
12:37:17 From Gail Trieger : I’ve jumped on late. How old is the child you are talking about?
12:37:24 From MaryJo Nelson : 13
12:37:27 From Anita Fudalewski : 13
12:37:30 From Gail Trieger : thanks.
12:39:04 From Anita Fudalewski : My friend’s kid wouldn’t talk to me like my daughter does!! LOL
12:41:12 From Gail Trieger : My 15 girl is staying up until heaven knows how late. I couldn’t win that battle. We restrict Wifi but I think she stayed up ALL night the other night. Hoping she will realize that doesn’t feel good the next day even if she sleeps through to the afternoon. She actually seems to be in a better mood. Not battling as much.
12:42:43 From Millie : Is there a title to that Gibran poem, Todd? I need to have that front and center all the time!
12:43:01 From Alicia Schultz : can you share that in an email or show notes or something?
12:43:20 From Alicia Schultz : I agree with Millie!
12:43:22 From Helen Chisholm : http://www.katsandogz.com/gibran/onchildren.php
12:43:30 From Anita Fudalewski : That resonates with me Cathy… letting go is better than holding tight
12:43:57 From Helen Chisholm : Kahlil Gibran on Children Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.
12:46:09 From Todd Adams : anybody have a quick one after emily )if we have time?
12:46:54 From laurenburke : I have one I can make quick
12:47:27 From Helen Chisholm : What about a bike ride? My only went for a ride with a friend today. Social distancing respected!
12:50:01 From Helen Chisholm : Hi Todd, could I ask a question?
12:58:41 From Millie : Suggestion to have standing virtual playdates so that it takes the “workload” off of you. Have Emma’s date with Friend 1 at the same time every week or every day. Have Emma’s date with Friend 2 at the same time another day every week. Yada yada yada… And be sure to have your own Cocktail Hour with some girlfriends at the same time every week (or every night!!!) Sending hugs.
12:59:28 From Millie : Just my practical suggestion.
13:00:27 From Malini DiClemente : Puppy and kids call! Thanks you guys so helpful! Stay safe and sane everyone!!!
13:03:30 From laurenburke : Sending you all good thoughts! Need to switch back with my husband, take good care.
13:04:11 From Gail Trieger : Emily, you are obviously a great mom!
13:08:43 From Millie : Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!
13:08:49 From Gail Trieger : HAPPY SEVENTEENTH BIRTHDAY!!
13:10:11 From Gail Trieger : (This is not a real question but does anyone feel like they are food prepping NON-STOP for everyone who is home!!??? ) Ugh.
13:10:48 From Kristen : YES, Gail!
13:10:53 From Gail Trieger : lol!
13:10:56 From Millie : YES!!!
13:11:05 From jolene : Yes!!
13:11:14 From kelseyholt : So many dirty dishes!!!
13:11:20 From Emily Chang : yes. Emma is always hungry!
13:11:38 From Helen Chisholm : I’m terrified the dishwasher wwill break!!!
13:11:43 From Gail Trieger : Oooh, I never thought about People mag. Thanks!!
13:11:50 From Gail Trieger : Oh Helen, YES!!
13:12:00 From Gail Trieger : BYE!! 🙂