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By Alexandra Stoddard

During this hot and clever publication, Alexandra Stoddard not just celebrates what moms know—and what we want them to know—she encourages them to take care of their very own happiness within the quest to turn into higher moms. elevating a very good baby to turn into an excellent individual starts off with a mother's personal internal transformation. do not believe while you're an excellent mom you are going to instantly feel free, she cautions. be at liberty and you'll be reliable at every thing that's significant and helpful on your existence! From giving useful suggestion, to taking a extra philosophical strategy, to supplying a comforting pat at the again, Stoddard reaches out to moms with phrases that might inspire, help, and cheer them on.

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Peter was Aristotelian in his grace and dignity. He never complained, never felt sorry for himself, and continuously counted his blessings—beginning with our dear friend, Bill Griffin, the innkeeper at the Inn at Stonington. Bill called doctor friends to examine Peter and offer a second opinion. He arranged for a doctor to take us as patients now that we are Connecticut residents. He drove us to the doctor’s offices and from the rehabilitation center to the inn. When Peter landed in the hospital in another ambulance the next morning, thanks to Bill a heart doctor was 52 A l exa n d ra S to d d ard waiting in the emergency room.

I called 911. After spending the day in the emergency room, Peter was diagnosed as having a sprained knee and sent home with a prescription for painkillers. No walker, no crutches, no wheelchair. I knew he couldn’t manage the steps to our house, so I called the Inn at Stonington and inquired if they had a room for us. Lesley, a friend, answered the telephone. She had heard from a mutual friend that Peter had an injury. Lesley had the good sense to beg a local nursing home to loan us a walker until we could buy one the next day.

We become less able to absorb life’s lessons and riches. Our unique temperament, health, and experience should guide us so we don’t learn the hard way not to overdo by suffering poor health, 40 A l exa n d ra S to d d ard mental and emotional exhaustion, or damaged relationships. Aristotle urges us to live a life of great purpose and continuous learning; his principle of the Golden Mean flows into every aspect of life. Aristotle believed that when we do what is good for us we should take pleasure in the activity, and that is the indication that we are living the good life.

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