Posts by Lauren Rosenfeld

Lauren Rosenfeld, M.A., M.Ed., is the Co-Author of Your To Be List: Turn Those Dreaded To-Do's into Meaningful Moments. She is a mother of four who helps parents bring mindfulness, joy, and relaxation into their parenting practice, and also offers E-Courses on Mindful Living through YourToBeList.com.

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May You Have Many Worries

“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

My mother was what you might call a “professional worrier.” She worried with skill, power, and acumen.

She could incisively hone in on the most seemingly benign situation and find within it some kernel of trouble to worry about. Money. Health. Household. Children. Travel. Work. You name it, she worried about it. A lot.

That is until my father was diagnosed with cancer.

When my father became ill, my mother changed radically, and apparently overnight. Faced with the potential of …