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The Power of (Shared) Intentions

"Children with Laterns" Modersohn (

Each time my family sets an intention before taking action–or before making important decisions, we are delighted by the results–whether it’s planning a vacation or shaping our summer days together.

Connecting what we “do” with how we want to “be” is a powerful force of alignment. Sharing that with each other creates a healthy “container” of cooperation and support in the home.

The power of shared intention is at the heart of my upcoming workshop for Moms.  We’ll gather around my kitchen table to share our intentions for summer–and to explore our intended ways of “being” with our family.  This focus will drive our attention to the habits, routines and systems that support greater harmony in the home.

More specifically (though I know this may come as a shock to some):

  • boys can clean toilets

  • kids of all ages can do their own laundry, and

  • teens can CHOOSE to help rather than continually prioritize their own needs.

During our time together, I’ll share my full toolbox of ideas for organizing life and intention, and you’ll pick which tools to take home to support your family’s sense of harmony and cooperation–including the intention setting process (adapted for different age groups.)

CLICK HERE for more information on the next gathering.

Photo highlights of our latest family meeting:

Collage engages all ages in the intention setting process.

Dessert is another engager of all ages--especially when they plan it and prepare it just for this occasion!
Popcorn makes every meeting more fun!
Even 9 year olds can participate in recording goals for summer vacation.

Kelly Salasin


Lifelong educator, writer, retreat & journey leader, yoga & yogadance instructor.

One thought on “The Power of (Shared) Intentions

  1. Kelly, I love this collage and the goal setting. Thank you so much for the pics of the family meetings and the creative things you are doing with your family. It’s so helpful!


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