My Love-Hate Relationship with High School

September 8th, 2016Posted by ishineadmin

I’m in a love-hate relationship with the independence that comes with high school. My baby just started his Freshman year. I love that in 2 days he’s seemingly mastered the art of making his own lunches, is already a wiz at getting around Chicago on public transportation, and already seems to have a new crew […]

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What the Passing of Dr. Wayne Dyer Taught Me about Living

August 31st, 2015Posted by ishineadmin

By Jill Hope I’ve never cried over the death of a public persona before – someone I didn’t know personally, but only through his work, his art. But that’s exactly what happened when I heard the passing of someone who was very influential in my life – Dr. Wayne Dyer. (Before I go much further, […]

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6 things your kids secretly want you to know

October 6th, 2014Posted by ishineadmin

By nature, we all want to do our best. And when we become parents, that desire to our best, especially to do right by our kids multiplies. Now it’s not just you; there is another precious human being relying on you for their every need. Talk about pressure! But what I have often found is […]

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Registration Now Open for this FREE Live Teleseminar: “4 Keys to Creating Confidence, Persistence, and Passion in Your Child”

September 30th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

How often do you hear your child say “I’m so stupid!” when she gets something wrong? How often does your child resist trying new things or even flat out refuse out of fear that he’ll fail (even though deep down he really wants to do it)? How often does your child’s fear of making mistakes […]

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This gives a new meaning to “The hills are alive…”

September 15th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

By Jill Hope Over the last 2 weeks, I’ve been sharing some of the deep messages I received while on a recent family trip to the Rocky Mountains. The first 2 lessons I shared came from my young mountain guides who facilitated some of our activities. Today, I’d like to share the final lesson I […]

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What the 20-year old hippie rafting guide taught me about life (Hint: it has to do with boulders)

September 9th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

By Jill Hope   (Note: This is Part 2 in  series of posts about the lessons I learned from some 20-something mountain men about life). In my post last week, I talked about my incredible family trip to Colorado this summer  – a trip that became a spiritual journey in many ways.  I thought I […]

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3 life lessons I learned from some 20-year old mountain guys – Part 1

September 2nd, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

Happy Labor Day to my friends in the US! I hope you are enjoying a day of rest and relaxation. I just returned last week from an incredible family trip to Colorado. It was an opportunity to give a final nod to the laid back days of summer and some quality family time before the busy […]

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Are you too busy to be happy?

August 1st, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

I recently asked a group of busy moms what their biggest challenge was with regard to doing the things they enjoy in life. Nearly unanimously, time was cited as the biggest hindrance. Yes, the age-old “I’m too busy to do what makes ME happy”.  I call this the “Myth of the Busy Mom”. I too […]

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“Discover the Hidden Power In Your Parenting” Workshop Series

May 2nd, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

“Discovering the Hidden Power In Your Parenting” Workshop Series Presented by Jill Hope, Parenting Transformation Coach / Educator and Founder of I Shine ( www.ishinekids.com ) (First workshop begins May 14, 2013!) In this 4-part workshop series, you will learn how to: Stop unknowingly sabotaging your child’s success through your habitual ways of thinking and acting (it’s the stuff you’re not […]

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Having the “whole” conversation (an excerpt from the “Loving the Pregnant” You book)

April 24th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

Today I am sharing a guest post by my friend Amy L Riley, who has just published her first book “Loving the Pregnant You”. In her book, Amy shares how to release the pressure that many expectant moms feel — the feeling that you’ve got to be perfect and do everything exactly right during those […]

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