Wednesday Walk ~ Learn from your Family

Happy Wednesday Friends!

On today’s ‘Wednesday Walk’, I share about my parents’ recent visit to San Francisco. We had such a blast together ~ we went to wine country, ate at yummy restaurants, saw a show, and so much more. What impacted me most wasn’t so much what we did  together but how I ended up learning so much about myself and who I am while I was with them. I also realized that one of the greatest gifts I can offer my parents is compassion for their aging process. Check out my ‘Wednesday Walk’ to hear more about how we can learn so much about ourselves through the way we show up with our families.

I would love to hear from you! What have you learned about yourself when you spend time with your family? Please leave a comment on the blog so we can all learn from you.

jodi and parents

All love,


  1. Paula 7 years ago

    By simply being with my Family I learn simplicity~ true gift!
    Also watching my parents with our son is a blessing~!

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      jodibk 7 years ago

      i can imagine you learns loads when you see your parents with your son. simply amazing!
      love it.

  2. Marie Paccard 7 years ago

    By being with my mummy as my daddy is not with us, I learn about compassion, patience and insight. Thank you dear loving Jodi for your Wednesday Walks. They are always so thoughtful and inspiring. Much love to you. I will let you know when I am in South Africa.
    In light and love

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      jodibk 7 years ago

      love you marie ~ thanks for sharing.

  3. Jap-Ji Keating 7 years ago

    Dearest Jodi, thank you for this tender post. I am looking at this from the other side of the table–being an aging parent. But I have learned something very valuable in the last two weeks–and that is to let go of my adult children as much as possible and to trust in the job that I have done these past 30 years. My youngest daughter and I had a ” wedding dress choice” episode that was very disturbing to both of us. Then, apart from that– last week her father became very ill. We very quickly had to decide to shelve it, and stop judging each other, and simply be present with love for my husband and her very dear father. We did just that. It was beautiful.
    I do not think I will ever like a Bandage wedding dress–but I really do not have to–I have to love her unconditionally.

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      jodibk 7 years ago

      japji ~ beautiful share, thank you.

      im also holding your dearest partner in my heart … may he heal with your love.


  4. Betsy 7 years ago

    We’re being visited by David’s family from Florida and Jerusalem THIS week, so your message is timely! Today, I lost my cool when I felt frazzled by some disorganized planning which had me running around doing errands. When I got back to the hotel, I felt like I was rude and spoke without thinking. I was so embarrassed after. I decided to apologize to all involved (individually), and each of their reactions was warm and understanding…and…they didn’t seem to think I reacted as badly as I thought I had. I felt so much better afterward, and I felt SO much closer to each of them. 🙂

    It feels great to be growing and pushing myself to try uncomfortable things … yay!

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      jodibk 7 years ago

      beautiful betsy ~ thanks for the vulnerable share & commitment to healing. i love you!

  5. Teri Casamassine 7 years ago

    when I am with my family I am always challenged to act from what I SAY to be my truth as opposed to reverting to habit when I “think” my buttons are being pushed…With my aging mom I need to remember that she is still my mom…I would not want to take that from her…but I must straddle the line as her protector as well.

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      jodibk 7 years ago

      amen teri <3

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