Sharing recipes, crafts and frugal living, the challenges and triumphs of parenting a neurotypical child and a child on the Autism Spectrum. Yoga Instructor said goodbye to her nightly glass of Chardonnay to give up habits that were not serving her purpose in life! The CocktailMom name remains, however with a new focus on healthy and authentic living.
The Live Sincerely Pledge
I will live sincerely.
I will learn from each person and each day on my journey and will share ideas and wisdom from my own experiences.
With a grateful spirit, I will acknowledge my need for others and will in turn be loving and generous, remembering that every member of a community plays a unique role.
I will remain strong in my convictions while keeping an open mind to perspectives beyond myself.
Courageously, I will respect each movement of my heart, through fear and joy, grief and peace.
I will cultivate my passions with delight and also take time for honest introspection.
I will love the person I am today while constantly striving towards my best self.
I will keep a healthy balance between the rewards of discipline and the growth and wonder that spontaneity brings.
I will acknowledge both the marvel and the limitations of my body and respectfully take care of it the best I can.
Accepting the reality that there are circumstances I cannot change, I will seize my power to actively change that which I can control with hope and creativity.
I commit to living each chapter of my story: honoring the lessons and gifts of my past, fully participating in the fleeting beauty of the present, and bravely walking towards the unknowns of my future.
Knowing that life is an enduring but glorious struggle, I pledge to live each day with purpose.