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70 Days of Weaning: From the beginning

I always planned on weaning between my son’s 2nd and 3rd birthdays, if he had not weaned himself first. Storm is 2 years and 2 weeks old, and we have decided our weaning process officially begins tonight at midnight. If all goes as planned, he will be done breastfeeding by my birthday on April 1st.

The first talk I had with him about this clarity was mixed. He told me he feels sad. I agreed with him. I feel sad too. I told him we would just pay attention to the imagestimes it is easy to let go of breastfeeding first, and see how that goes.

I heard his daddy talking with him about weaning as well. His daddy said this will be better for all of us. It’s true. We saw our Ayurvedic doctor today, and she assessed the family situation as well as our individual needs. It’s time, and we have 70 days to do it. Here we go!

#70daysofweaning ‪#‎MintTea‬&Bandaids

“This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.” – Hafiz

“Eye contact, gentle touch, warmth in our voices, and caring words are balm for your child’s being.” – Patty Wipfler

“Healing is being present with what is, exactly as it is.”

– Rain Elizabeth Stickney

“We cannot say that there is no past or no future, only that past, present, and future occur in the timeless Now.” – Dorothy Hunt

“The point is to learn from whatever is experienced, whether it’s liked or disliked, beautiful or ugly. Everything will teach us if we let it.” – Ajahn Amaro, Finding the Missing Peace

“When hearts are open and awake, we bring warmth and blessings to our community and the world.” – Jack Kornfield

“If you find an intelligent companion,
A fellow traveler,
A sage of good conduct,
You should travel together,
Delighted and mindful.”
– The Dhammapada, translated by Gil Fronsdal

“If we could untangle the mysteries of life and unravel the energies which run through the world; if we could evaluate correctly the significance of passing events; if we could measure the struggles, dilemmas, and aspirations of mankind, we could find that nothing is born out of time. Everything comes at its appointed moment.” – Joseph R. Sizoo

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen

“Meditation is not a technique to master; it is the highest form of prayer, a naked act of love and effortless surrender into the silent abyss beyond all knowing.” – Adyashanti

“The symbols of the self arise in the depths of the body.”

– C.G. Jung

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, because what the world needs is people who have come alive!” – Howard Thurman

“The body tells a story. It is, in fact, a living autobiography.”

– Elaine Mayland

“The sacred is the reality of you. It’s the reality of everything.” – Adyashanti

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

– Aristotle

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