Do you feel in control? What does that even mean? Seems like a big illusion to me, something we chase but can never really tackle to the ground and get footing with. Even when things seem to be ‘under control’ it’s so easy to be blindsided by what life dishes.
But we do have control over some things don’t we? My best shot at working with my own need to be in control of things is learning how to be malleable, adapt, relax and surrender. That’s actually what control looks like to me.
I’m mulling this over because I’ve recently been interviewed my friend and colleague, Heather Chauvin, a conscious family support strategist who’s bringing you the ‘Mom is in control’ Telesummit Jan 6-10. It’s free to sign up and she’s brought together 35 experts to talk parenting. I don’t write much about parenting and I don’t consider myself a parenting expert at all- I’m simply getting dirty in the trenches as a single mama. But since this telesummit is about bringing strategies to help parents deal with their own ‘stuff’ (let’s call this shit, shall we?) well, I figured I’d jump in and tussle around a bit.
When I first heard the title, I was a bit like- wha? Is that a joke? I’m a mom and ‘control’ is not really something that occurs to me as much of my experience as a parent. My experience is more like showing up every day to this bloody mystery of a task that I’m doing my very best to navigate with awareness and grace, but in control? Not really.
So this is what we dive into during our conversation.
What the hell does it mean to be in control any way?
So if you’re a parent and want to be washed over with perspectives, strategies and ways to be supported in this incredible journey you’re on, sign on up. And if you’re not a parent, but want to come hang out with us anyway and watch us riff about control, I’ll be kickin’ things off with Heather on Monday.
Here’s a glimpse at some of the other experts + the topics they’ll be covering. . .
- “Listen More. Yell Less.” with Jolette Jai, founder of The Jai Institute for Parenting.
- “Successful Parenting in the Digital Age” with Sarah Walton, co-founder of Better Way Moms.
- “Putting Moxie in the Mix: Empowering Moms in the Face of a Powerful Generation of Teenagers” with Tara Cousineau, clinical psychologist, self-esteem expert and social entrepreneur and founder of Moxie Moms Coaching.
- “Regaining Confidence in Parenting and Life” with Heather Chauvin, host of the Mom Is In Control Telesummit.
You can see the rest of the speakers + save your free spot here.
Wishing you no illusions of control whatsoever, but a deeply grounded sense of your own capacity navigating this thing called life.