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  • Writer's pictureDelia Grenville

To Live List Episode 5 - Self-Parenting: Reclaiming our Bodies and Playfulness

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

In this episode, I look into self-parenting by reclaiming our bodies and playfulness. This episode was recorded on Father’s Day and kicks off with a reflection on what it means to be fully parented. Self-parenting is the portion of the parenting experience that we do ourselves as part of our adult development. Father's Day seemed like a great time to introduce the idea that we can fill in some of the gaps in our parenting experience, ourselves. We will talk more about self-parenting in an upcoming Season 2 episode with Leah Nagley

I share a chapter from my book, Rants and Ramblings on Life and Wellness, where my dad joined me for a workout. My dad tried a yoga lesson for the first time and never complained. He was just present.

I encourage you to practice self-parenting and self-care for your bodies. Take a page out of my dad's book. He showed up for my body reclamation and repair work out and ended up inspiring me with his willingness and playfulness. We talk about embracing new possibilities and not letting age take away your playfulness.

“You can’t be here if you don’t have your body intact.”

Not only was it Father's Day but it was also Juneteenth. It was the first official commemoration as a federal holiday. The holiday is celebrated to recognized that on June 19th, 1865 the last African slaves were notified that slavery had ended.

Key Talking Points of the Episode:

[00:40] Happy Fathers’ Day!

[05:36] What’s coming down the pike for these live sessions

[08:11] My inspiration to write my book, Rants, and Ramblings on Life and Wellness

[10:10] What’s your perspective of a father figure?

[11:45] A snippet from my book

[11:56] What is a body reclamation and repair work out?

[13:36] When does the playfulness leave us?

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