I gifted myself the moniker “Ice Dragon, Killer of Joy” when my kids were around 12, 10, 8, 6-ish years old because it was becoming apparent that I both needed to role model being that anchor, that “eye of the storm” calm—
—and, honestly, I would lose my mind if I had to be so serious all the time :)
Somewhere along the lines I happened to notice that ego is often heavily correlated to an overly serious demeanor.
The idea this week is to find calm but not lose the messiness that is our humanity.
Breathe, but don’t forget to laugh.