For Teachers, Mentors, Parents and Guides


Last week before class one of my students said how much she Β enjoyed my Β blog – not just for the guidance, but to show her that I wasn’t perfect. We laughed 😊

Then she asked “So I have my Val, who is your Val to support you?”

Thank you R for caring. It made me realize how important it is for all of us to have compassionate support. It could be a sibling, a teacher, a best friend or a spouse, or perhaps a special pet. Someone who doesn’t judge us, but holds space for us in that moment.

Take a moment and consider: Who do you have to support you in finding your Middle Ground?


34 thoughts on “For Teachers, Mentors, Parents and Guides

  1. I LOVE the photo of you and the dog πŸ˜‰ We are never without our dogs who provide endless sources of amusement and unconditional acceptance. But alongside the dogs is my husband and best friend, lo these 25 years or so. We remain the best of partners and friends. Second to that is a small handful of close in spirit friends, if not in distance. We are people who do not judge or make demands on one another but instead delight when we are able to get together or to chat on the phone. Life experience and common ground are what tie us together for the long haul. Aloha, Val! ❀

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    • Aloha Bela. Thank you for joining in the conversation! Harry was my special soul-dog. This was the photo taken when we found each other. We went through a lot of highs and lows in both of our lives, but always found a way to hold each other with unconditional love. πŸ’ž

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  2. Love the photo, Val! πŸ™‚ I can totally sense the love and connection between you two. For myself, I have my mother, my grandmother, and my boyfriend. All three support me in different but equally important ways. πŸ’œ


  3. I love how this person touched you, Val! Sometimes we have no idea the impact we have on others, both good and sad. I’m proud to say YOU are one of my peeps!! 😘 Have a blessed weekend!


  4. Sweet photo and I can see the love between you. I have my Onee, a collection of wonderful friends, including you, and authors, I don’t know how it works – I always find the right passage to soothe my soul.

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