“This bedtime story, The Great Realisation, says it all. We have to help our children have a future!” — Camille
“Tenderness immediately makes me remember this photo that I took in Rwanda last year. I just love the mama’s protective arms and watchful eyes!”
“Our 8 year old granddaughter left this note on the kitchen pad. We found it a few days after they had come by to bring us groceries. Since we can’t hug and be normal her note was both sad and adorable at the same time. It really warmed our hearts.”
— Pam and Mike
What is tenderness?
Here are the guiding principles and beliefs of The Tenderness Way
All of life begins in Tenderness. Tenderness is our birthright. Tenderness is an emotion. Tenderness is a feeling. Tenderness is a Way of Being. Tenderness is a Way of Life. Tenderness is a World View. Tenderness is a balm. Tenderness is trusting.
Tenderness remains in the core of our beings all our lives. Tenderness is found in ordinary moments. Tenderness is a vibration. It communicates through resonance. Tenderness is relational. Tenderness is giving AND receiving.
All through life tenderness remains our Source and the wellspring to which we may return again and again for refreshment. Tenderness is not only in us but all around us. Tenderness inspires us to care. Tenderness is the essence of goodness.
Tenderness is emotional nourishment. When we partake of tenderness we bring freshness, aliveness, softness, and gladness to ourselves and to others. Tenderness is best taught by example.
Most of us move through life rejecting the tenderness in ourselves and all around us. Tenderness in others can sometimes frighten us. We expend a great deal of our precious vitality trying to cover up our tenderness, defend against and medicate it.
Tenderness reminds you when you are hurt, afraid or confused, to reach out for tender support. Tenderness helps you be less judgmental and cynical toward yourself and others.
Tenderness is where our power lies. Tenderness is our vulnerability but also our strength. It is our greatest liability and our greatest asset.
Tenderness is a practice. Practice tenderness daily and it will refresh you. Tenderness helps you prioritize playfulness and creative expression. Tenderness is what makes us most human. Your tender heart is your best company.
Make friends with your tenderness. When you find yourself in uncomfortable (regressed) childlike feelings and behaviors, it’s a sign that you need more tenderness. Only tenderness can heal tenderness.
Tenderness is a North Star that guides us in our daily life so we don’t lose our Way.