Medicine without Side Effects

Posted on June 09, 2017 by Odell Borg

Today we got our first monsoon showers and as you can see, it is showing off.  My walks among the trees, grasses, rocks, and critters is a magical way of washing off the challenges of the day. 

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Parenting--Conflict or Growth

Posted on May 31, 2017 by Odell Borg

I recently received birthday cards from my son and daughter expressing how appreciative they are of my efforts to be their father. Of course the process was not all perfect, but they were able to see that my intentions were good and sincere. Their recognition of my efforts reminded me of my challenges on the path to this point.

Parenting offers the choices of conflict or growth.

My role as a parent has brought amazing moments of joy as well as heartfelt sorrow. There are certainly past decisions and actions I would do differently if I was able to have a “Do Over”. Since that is not available, the best I can do is to acknowledge my mistakes both to myself and my children.

What stands out the most to me, is my narrow view of who my kids are, or I should say, who I want them to be. It took me a long time to realize that each of them is a unique personality and being. I failed to recognize that we might have differing points of view, beliefs, values and overall attitudes about how the world works. 

My lack of acceptance and tolerance for who my children really are created conflict and turmoil in our relationships that made it difficult to be in loving, supportive connection. My attitude shifted a few years back, prompted by one of my best friends.   It turned out that he has very strong and different beliefs then I do. Yet we were able to be respectful and caring toward each other, enabling us to continue our much valued friendship.

Though it has been and continues to be a journey, I have been able to apply that lesson to my relationship with my kids, creating a more harmonious connection. We owe it to ourselves and our families to set the example of conscious parenting by being caring, supportive and accepting of differences while at the same time being true to who we are as individuals.

In hindsight, it comes down to making the choice of conflict or growth. Many times, this means it is up to us as parents to make the overture and do the work of repairing the bridge.

Looking Wolf & Odell sit down to Talk

Posted on February 14, 2017 by Odell Borg

Looking WolfJan Michael Looking Wolf came by the studio and Odell took the opportunity to interview him about his music and latest album. Check out Looking Wolf's new album and video!

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Play Jingle Bells with your Native Flute

Posted on December 07, 2016 by Odell Borg

Jingle BellsPlay a classic holiday song with your High Spirits' Native Flute! 

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25% Off Holiday 2016 Sale - Use: SALE25

Posted on November 26, 2016 by Tara Mulski

At checkout, enter Discount Code: SALE25 for 25% off all orders $50.00+ plus a free High Spirits Flutes 2017 Calendar -- Orders $100.00+ automatically receive Free Shipping!

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Steve Rushingwind Interview Part 3

Posted on November 09, 2016 by Odell Borg

Listen to the last part of Odell's interview with Steve.....

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Steve Rushingwind Interview Part 2

Posted on November 01, 2016 by Odell Borg

Part 2 of Steve Rushingwind's interview with Odell...

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