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While procrastinating and finding myself roaming FB, I came across a Super Soul Sunday Video that hit home.

Oprah was interviewing Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love.

The video was titled “Why marrying your Soul Mate isn’t what you really want.”


Interesting I thought. Since our culture thrives on becoming the ‘perfect’ everything.

Wife, mother, daughter, friend, neighbour, dress size…

So I watched it.  You can check it out below.

Here’s where I think it gets good.

Oprah read a quote from Eat, Pray, Love that went something like this (I’m paraphrasing, sorry Oprah).

The true soul mate is someone who is a mirror that shows you everything that is holding you back. The person that brings you to your own attention. The most important person you will meet because they will tear down your walls and smack you awake.

So how does this pertain to parenting?

Our spouses we make a commitment to but our children choose us (adopted or biological).

There is something sacred about parenting that is beyond the courtship of a marriage. A different type of intimate relationship that can never be broken, ever!

Our children are our soulmates. They are the perfect match.

They mirror where we need to grow – by pushing our buttons.

They are the person that leads you down a path of your own attention. Discovering more of yourself.

They are the most important people you will meet because everyday (toddler to adult) they will constantly bring you lessons and opportunities for growth.

They will tear down your walls and smack you awake.

The gift is in the tantrums, the power struggle, the tears and the F-bombs.

They chose you to be their mom.

Their guide.

Their greatest coach.

It may not always seem like an opportunity for personal growth. But that’s part of the challenge. It’s ultimately what you signed up for whether you were ready or not.

This month I am hosting another webinar called The Emotionally Mature Teen: How to reconnect and support your teen with anger and anxiety.

This free training is a great opportunity to ask me anything LIVE. Join me this Saturday, October 18th.

>>> Click here to register for Fr*ee

Parenting is challenging, but it doesn’t have to be a daily struggle. And when you believe change is possible (like I do), that’s when life gets really good.

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Heather Chauvin is a mental health and self-esteem advocate who has made it her mission to enhance the lives of women and children through conscious living. Heather has a Bachelor of Social Worker Degree and wide variety of continuing education certification in the mental health and holistic sector. Heather also carries a decade of experience working with many diverse populations locally and abroad. Heather leads dynamic training programs that teach both adults and children to succeed in life and accomplish anything they put their minds to. Her unique life experience and professional trainings gives Heather a one-of-a kind approach to personal growth and development.


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