Author Archives: Shaunalei

About Shaunalei

Sometimes working toward peace is a serious business; other times it's just a whole lot of fun. I created "Peace by Piece" as a storehouse for some of my thoughts. (Aren't you lucky to have found them?!) Enjoy!

On appreciating our children

Ever been disappointed in your son and expressed that curtly to him without thought for even one of his good points? Ever gone days barking out commands to your daughter without thanking her for being in your life? Every wished … Continue reading

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The fear of making mistakes

I remember putting on paper a couple of years ago, in a writing exercise I had proposed for the children and myself, my greatest fears.  It was quite instructive—enlightening, clarifying to my conscious mind the fears that were working on … Continue reading

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Changing my mood

Yesterday afternoon I started to feel irritated, for various reasons.  I began to micromanage my son as he did his assigned chore, demanding that he re-do it three times until I considered it “perfect.”  Already ornery, I walked upstairs and … Continue reading

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