In Family Life, Be Completely Present ~ Living La Vida Lola

In Family Life, Be Completely Present

Be present

Today’s quote from Tao Te Ching


In dwelling, live close to the ground.

In thinking, keep it simple.

In conflict, be fair and generous.

In governing, don’t try to control.

In work, do what you enjoy.

In family life, be completely present.


The final line of this verse is poignant.

Life is busy, and it need not be if we make a choice to slow down. We all have a choice, and perhaps our priorities become misaligned. 

Choose wisely.



Emma Herbert

Pause for thought

What's more important?

Your health and family, or the new TV you want...even though the old one isn't broken.

Emma Herbert

About Emma

Emma is the author of Clancy Goes to France, and believes that life should be lived well, and shared. 

In her case, this desire to stay true to this is shared through words.

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About the Author

Thank you for visiting. I am first and foremost, a single mum to a beautiful daughter. ​The other hat I wear is an author who loves to travel and learn, inspiring others along the way. As a parent, I am driven to inspire my daughter through the world around us. I am very aware that life is short and I don't want to find myself looking at Lola at 16, thinking "wow, where did the time go!"

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