Call Me A Woman: Parenting With Soul Part One – Live Your Life’s Purpose

Last month, I introduced Parenting With Soul, a passion of mine for the past twenty-plus years. My daughter is 27 years old, and it is still important that I stay on course, parenting with soul, for a relationship we both cherish for life.

Parents are special people who embark upon a special journey. We have an opportunity to shape lives and change the world. Now that might seem a bit overwhelming or something you don’t feel you can do well, given your own childhood experiences. However, anyone with a beating heart can change the course they are on, and that includes the ongoing relationships we have with our children.

One of my biggest concerns is that many of us are functioning at a low level, energetically, potentially, and spiritually. Many people are not deeply fulfilled at the end of their day, not able to say “Wow, that was an amazing day! Today, I passionately pursued my purpose, caring and loving myself and others.” And because of that, they are not modeling it for their children.

Living a deeply fulfilling life requires a purpose-filled existence and is the first building block to creating a life-long, loving, and caring relationship with a child. It is how we connect with the deepest part of ourselves, with one another, and with the universe.

We live in a friendly universe and as we bring our full potential to it each day, we are supported with its full and wondrous potential.

So how do we live a purpose-filled life so that we can model and support our children to do the same?

  1. We live from the heart.
  2. We cultivate and share our unique gifts with the world.
  3. We serve others.

Live From the Heart

I have used the HeartMath® techniques for almost twenty years, each day and in the moment, to keep myself in alignment with my core values, my goals, and my purpose. The HeartMath techniques take seconds to a few minutes and at a time to rewire our brains so that we respond positively to life’s events and circumstances, no matter what they are. When an event occurs, we are more likely to pause and ask ourselves:

What outcome do I want? Choose your response.

That oftentimes is a complete departure from the highly reactive place many come from as they interact with their children and life. We wire our brains for anxiety, depression, and overwhelm when we commonly react that way.

Alternatively, spending just a few minutes each day shifting to appreciation creates the optimal state of heart coherence. In this state, the heart tells the brain, “I’m okay. Instead of feeling anxiety or overwhelm, feel appreciation, care, or compassion.” That’s a big difference in our responses and a big difference in our lives.

So regardless of the traffic, the rain or the way someone spoke to you, in a coherent state your heart will guide you to respond in alignment with your desired outcomes. It’s raining, but most important is my family enjoying the day together, so I will choose a positive response. She spoke harshly to me, but I want the team to stay focused and on track, so I will respond positively, feeling compassion instead of anger.

Living from the heart, allows us to connect more deeply and positively with ourselves and our children. It’s one of the greatest gifts we can give them.

Cultivate and Share Your Unique Gifts With the World

I love this quote from Gordon Mackenzie’s book, Orbiting the Giant Hairball, “If you go to the grave without painting your masterpiece, it will not get painted. No one else can paint it. ONLY YOU.”

Imagine the world without the masterpieces from our greatest painters. What a loss. The same is true for each of us. If you go to your grave without sharing your gifts with the world, a masterpiece will not be created, and lives will not be inspired that otherwise would be.

Your masterpiece might be a school or medical center you want to create in a rural community. Your masterpiece might be new recipes that only you can bring to market, the lives you will save as a nurse, the kids you keep from dropping out of school as a teacher, or the community you inspire to stand up for change. So, paint your masterpiece because nobody else can or will.

Serve Others

Helping others instills in children their responsibility to serve. Serving can be a helping hand, compassion, or kind words.

Author Dawn Markova said,

To help children feel good about themselves, we have to help them feel good about the world. Merely telling them over and over that they are wonderful won’t do a thing to increase their self-esteem but give them a map and an engaging project that is relevant, and it will serve as a lightning rod for their energy. The bridge that is built will lead them to a place of belonging where the healthy part of them can be activated, where forward momentum can be fostered, where they can learn again to dream of a better world that is theirs to create.

We are not meant to suffer or struggle. Living a purpose-filled life will light you up and light the way for your children. As we parent with our soul’s intentions and desires, with our purpose, we give the best of ourselves to our children and the world.

Connect with Laurie Levin on The Wellness Universe and walk away feeling better!

All information, content, and material is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. The information supplied through or on this page, or by any representative or agent of The Wellness Universe, is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical, legal, or other professional advice. Health-related information provided through this website is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems or to prescribe any medical devices or other remedies. The Wellness Universe reserves the right to remove, edit, move or close any content item for any reason, including, but not limited to, comments that are in violation of the laws and regulations formed pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. None of the posts and articles on The Wellness Universe page may be reprinted without express written permission.

An Amazon #1 Best Seller! The Wellness Universe Guide to Complete Self-Care 25 Tools to Achieve Anything is the book that just might change everything for you. It’s like having 25 expert coaches rolled into one, each teaching you a practice or tool to help you achieve your goals. You’ll find techniques for mind, body, spirit, and soul. You’ll enjoy a multitude of topics and modalities that will assist with better sleep, spiritual magnificence, mindset mastery, enhanced intuition, balanced nutrition, and peak performance in every area of your life. 


Both e-Book & Paperback are available.

Complementary Journal - The Wellness Universe Self-Care Book Series

The Wellness Universe Complete Self-Care Notes & Companion Journals are here to support your self-care journey!

Enjoy a complimentary notes journal for each book The Wellness Universe has published. All books are available on Amazon in our Self-Care series.

The Wellness Universe is here to serve your best well-being. If you are experiencing anxiety, grief, overwhelm, guilt, anger, or seeking ways to cope and get help for stress, relationships, parenting, or any other issue during this challenging time, we have wonderful resources for you to connect with. Our WU Best Help members are offering reduced rates, sliding scale payment options, and even pro-bono sessions.
WU Best Help

The Wellness Universe invites you to SoulTreat Wellness Retreat for Mind, Body, and Spirit. Imagine yourself and your friends in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina for self-care workshops, talks, and one-on-one experiences with wellness experts from around the globe this October.
Release what no longer serves you. Reset your mind, body, and soul.