Perspective is Everything

Several months ago I read that to be happy you must find meaning in all that you do and want to do it or stop doing it. This is most often applied to work and is a path to feeling as though your work is your “calling” instead of a job or career. And while…

Imagined Reality

Thoughts for a three year old I have been treasuring our time together lately because you are at this exceptionally fun phase of having developed good verbal skills yet still live in a world of your own. You are constantly chatting, questioning, and remembering but the lines of reality are constantly blurred leaving your world…

Your Autonomy

I’ve been thinking about autonomy a lot lately. This is something I would like to teach you. Autonomy is the capacity of a rational individual to make an informed, un-coerced decision. A person with autonomy gives themselves their own law. In simpler terms – you are responsible for yourself. You are your own boss. As…

Off to school, 08/2014

I Value Your Will and Desires

I see you. I see your will. I see how you are looking for a place for yourself in this conversation, in this family and home. And there is room for you. I hear you and your desire. I hear its importance to you and appreciate its importance in the larger scope of the experiences you…

Julia Dziuba and her son, 2014.

Nice to Meet You!

First Thoughts For a New Born Well, hello, little one. It is nice to meet you. I see you have your dad’s ears and chin and my fair skin. Whose eyes will those turn into? I’m so glad you are finally here with me – on the outside. Lay with me and feel my skin.…