Updates on The Family Alchemists

Hi Friends, When I created The Family Alchemists in 2018, I had a really big vision and mission of connecting people to the resources they need to grow. I have so many amazing professionals in the Conscious Parenting space as friends and was determined to help them...

How Recovery Principles Pave the Way to Conscious Parenting

Applying the 12 steps to my parenting helped me practice boundaries, communicate with integrity and ultimately BE loving and tolerant.

Conscious Communication Skills

In times of great social change, we look for the things we can control. We may not be able to predict the future for ourselves or our teens, but we can control how we communicate. The way we communicate reveals what we value and how we value it. I longed to connect...

How to Save a Marriage

So, you’re an empath married to a guy that treats you like a queen – most of the time. But those times he’s angry? You question if you’re more like your mother than you thought. You worry that his behavior is going to hurt your kids and that you’re being irresponsible...


When I have a chance to actually discuss the topic with clients, it is very simple to explain my view of spirituality, understand my clients’ perspective, and come to a common ground semantically (and often philosophically). I notice I regularly attract people who...

Helping Your Kids During Coronavirus Social Distancing

Dear Brave Ones: Of course, we’re scared. That means it’s the time to be gentle and compassionate with ourselves and others. Can you imagine how scared our kids are? Their routines have been disrupted and they miss their teachers and friends. They have less control...

Out of the race

From the moment we are born, we are part of a race we never wanted to be in, we are measured by milestones and compared endlessly with any peers we share our life with. We are numbers in charts and checkmarks in lists of accomplishments, in other words, we are what we...

Mindful Parenting Through the Everyday Stresses

In the fast paced world of parenting where decisions are made in between spilled cereal, constant questioning and smartphone apps, it is no wonder the word mindfulness is becoming as necessary in a parent’s vocabulary as the word nap-time. And yet, for many,...

What our children ask of us

Our children ask so little really. Listen to my discoveries and ideas. Look through my eyes to understand my world. Feel my love, joy, frustration, pain. Hold my hand, my heart and me close. Be careful with me and understand me. I may feel off sometimes, when the...

Elf on the shelf, Magic of well-behaved kids?

I was already familiar with conscious parenting when the Elf on the Shelf became popular a few years ago, I found out about it when my kids were toddlers and I heard stories about him moving every night and being a fun addition during Christmas time. I was excited to...

Our children crying is a very common trigger for most of us parents, and the most common reaction is to attempt to stop it. This reaction is not an intentional action but rather an unconscious one that happens automatically before we even realize it. That’s the way our conditioning operates, like a program running in the background, ready to operate when we get triggered and our consciousness doesn’t respond. Only through awareness we are able to change any reaction that is not in alignment with our values and create a connection with our children.

The question to ask yourself is: Does your child crying trigger your compassion and curiosity or does it trigger your anxiety and judgment? The first time you asked yourself this question, it will be hard to answer because we are just used to looking at our child instead of at ourselves; we know we want to be compassionate and guide our child through their big feelings but the reality might be different, we might find ourselves telling our child to stop crying or that there is no reason to cry.

So, next time your child cries, do this: Stop and look at yourself, what you are thinking, feeling and doing? Just with a few times journaling about it, it will be enough to give you a new perspective and definitively a new insight about yourself.

I also invite you to reach out to me or one of the Family Alchemist’s coaches to guide you through this process and help you find the limiting beliefs that are preventing you to have empathy and connect with your child in the way you want it.

Isabel Stafford, Family Alchemist

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