Our children are a direct reflection of us. Children are taught to have the same eating patterns, the same attitude toward life and exercise, love of family and how to live life on a day to day basis. Teach your children how to slow down. This important life lesson will help them when they become adults too!

Why are we always in a hurry, where are you going in such a rush? The most important things in life are right in front of you…your family. If you disagree with this statement then please read Tuesdays with Morrie, it will help you put your priorities in order.


We live in a fast-paced world. Our days are packed with activities and we have information thrown at us everywhere we turn. We scramble to get our email inbox cleared out, “multitask,” and rush in our cars from one place to the next.

It’s not good.

Slowing down can be applied to a lot of different parts of your life. Eating, doing chores, reading to your children, walking, breathing, driving, speaking to someone, it has been shown that slowing down will decrease your stress hormones.


Take a look at how you spend your time. Find ways to clear your calendar of commitments that don’t align with your values and interests. Limit your children’s extracurricular activities. Take  a day of rest.