Nov 192012


The Parenting Matters Teleconference

Join a wonderful team of authors and speakers, including keynote speaker Daniel Siegel, MD, author of “Parenting From the Inside Out” or “The Whole Brain Child” at The Parenting Matters Teleconference, January 24-28, 2013.

Two of my personal trainers are on the call: Stephanie Mattei and Ingrid Bauer. And I love Lawrence Cohen’s work on Playful Parenting.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear the latest research in neuroscience to learn “How Parenting Shapes our Brain, Culture and History”.

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Parenting Matters Teleconference – January 24-28, 2013

Join us for this virtual conference packed with world renown parenting speakers and receive the latest cutting-edge information on what brain science has to offer on parenting and healthy brain development in children, and practical tips for parenting from your heart even when feeling stress.
Specifically, you will learn how to:

  • Contribute to your child’s health and life-long happiness
  • Foster a sense of security and well-being in your children
  • Manage dreaded food issues and actually use them to create more connection, trust and cooperation
  • Stay connected to your heart and parent from a place of love even when scared or overwhelmed
  • Bolster your ability to play with your kids to support mutual enjoyment and nurturing
  • Reclaim your heart-felt connection with your children
  • Enhance your innate compassion so you can empower yourself to be the parent you want to be
Oct 052012

What a start of the new school year!  I hope you have all settled into this Fall season and are making yours and your loved one’s Life more beautiful each day!

After a very nurturing summer visiting my family of origin in France, the kids and I were thrilled to be back in a school routine where kids could enjoy their new amazing teachers (see picture at right of how my 2nd grader gets welcomed each day!) and where I could start focusing with more spaciousness on offers of support and service to parents, educators and individuals in my coaching and workshop practice.

I recently celebrated my first year anniversary of being Certified as a Professional Coach by the International Coaching Federation. This past year has been filled with joy, growth and learning as I enjoyed being of service to all the individuals who have trusted me in sharing their challenges and dreams.  You can read a few testimonials here.

If you long for some one-on-one support yourself in finding more ease and joy in your relationships, in aligning to your own life’s purpose or in transforming conflicts at home or at work, I offer coaching for parents, couples and individuals who are looking to live life from a more empowered presence as well as increase collaboration and partnerships in their relationships.

Join my mailing list today to get a 50% OFF coupon for a 40-min coaching session!

I also enjoyed reconnecting my previous career as a Marketing Manager with my life passion of living authentically and whole-heartedly connected to each other.  I have trained and am now offering marketing, social media, copywriting and business launch services grounded in that conscious exploration of what are the heart-values your business is offering to your clients and how to find that win-win solution that will make them choose you with joy! Contact me to know more about my marketing support packages.

As I type this, I am preparing to fly to CA to finish my third week-long BayNVC Leadership Training and I am thrilled at continuing to strengthen how to integrate and offer NVC principles and tools in my coaching and workshops.  I am happy to talk about my trainings and experience with NVC at anytime and at my monthly (free!) Empathy Cafés or during social events for the parent group that I organized since summer 2011 called ‘The Peace Circle’ which gathers for camping trips, potlucks and more around a vision of living and learning compassionate parenting.

Check my upcoming events below, including an 8-week “From Power Struggles to Cooperation” parenting series starting October 16th.

I would love to hear from you on how to better shape upcoming workshops (parenting or not) that will better meet your needs. Would you take one minute now to answer a few questions in my super-quick online survey here?

Finally, check how to stay in touch with ‘Core To Coeur – Mali Parke, CPC’ news in the future (hint: it gives you better control on how to unsubscribe anytime and I hope to fully switch to this soon!)

Finally but not least, I invite you to check all my offers and upcoming blog at my newly re-launched website!

In joyful service to you and Life,

Mali Parke, CPC
Core Life Coaching | Collaborative Communication | Parenting & Education | Conscious Marketing


Core To Coeur October 2012 Newsletter

Upcoming Events:

October 16 – December 4, 2012:  I am offering an 8-week coach-led parenting exploration series ‘From Power Struggles to Cooperation: Moving Towards Agreements That Work for the Whole Family**For the readers of this blog, I am extending the early-bird pricing to Tuesday October 9. Just mention this post to me if you want to sign up. Other discounts can apply.**

“Do you feel stuck when your child says no?  Are you puzzled by some of your child’s behaviors? Do you wish you could transform habitual reactions and have more creative space to connect through conflicts?

Come and get companionship in exploring the hopes and challenges of parenting today. In this 8 week exploration, we will look at seeing clearly beyond the surface at what motivates all of our actions and learn empathy skills to increase the quality of connection with the young people in our lives.”

The series will be held in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of DC, NW on Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 8pm, starting October 16th to December 4th.  See the flyer attached and thank you for forwarding it to friends and your local listservs!

Note: I am also open to talk to anyone who wants a similar series or daylong explorations in their local DC areas. Contact me to look at options!

October 21, 2012: The Peace Circle will have another social gathering for families and friends of children on Sunday Oct 21. We will enjoy some Fall Foliage and a potluck as well as potentially a hike. Stay tuned on Facebook or for that information.

October 25, 2012: Empathy Café. For its third consecutive year, Empathy Café is a free monthly social gathering in which everyone is invited to share and discuss what is empathy, nonviolence, peace education, social change and more … and how to integrate it in our daily lives.

October 26, 2012: I will be manning a table representing the offers on Nonviolent Communication trainings by Capital NVC ( at the Georgetown University Wellness Fair. GUWellness is a Mind, Body, Soul university-wide initiative to provide GU faculty, AAP and staff with tools, resources and support to achieve their own wellness goals.

Recent News:

In August, I attended a 4-day training with Dominic Barter on Restorative Circles (  Restorative Circles are used to restore connection, trust and allow for repair in disputes.  I have used a mini-version of this in my parenting for a couple of years and it’s a very empowering tool to help children navigate and transform conflicts between themselves. Here is a recent article about a mom who discovered Restorative Practices and how to help kids resolve disputes.  I will continue integrating what I learned on Restorative Practices and Circles in my parenting and non-parenting workshops.

In early September, I attended a deepening training at BayNVC in CA with Miki Kashtan on how to lead NVC workshops in a more principle-based teaching approach, leaving me energized and full of experiential ideas to present these concepts to you all. I am currently re-organizing all my offers in this light. It was also inspiring to meet Miki who continues to trigger curiosity in me each time I read her blog (

With the help of my friend Rhonda E., I organized a Peace Circle Camping Weekend at the beach for families around the theme ‘compassionate parenting’ and wow… what a weekend it was!  We were 23 families in total, over about 40 children and yet we were able to all find our own space and rhythms, some community times and circles, and had many offers from participants from ‘Playful Parenting’ to Tai Chi, to thai massage, to Simple Parenting discussions, to Reiki, yoga, empathic coaching and more…!  We are now thinking of making this an annual camping trip so stay in touch to know more!

Here is what a participant had to say after the weekend:

“From the moment I arrived at the campsite, I felt welcomed and valued equally with those who were more seasoned members of the group. Never before have I witnessed the sheer volume of sincere giving and truly open-hearted attitudes as I saw over this weekend. I can honestly say that every person I met and spoke with was sensitive and caring, well beyond the simple politeness that most of our society would consider caring.  […]

The amount of autonomy given to the children in their behavior and interactions was truly commendable and inspiring, and resulted in a weekend of play for the children at a level of cooperation and communication rarely seen. […] Thank you for witnessing a way of communicating that is worth exploring further.  Finally, thank you for providing a wonderful getaway in a safe, loving, accepting environment.” ~ Sara M. – Peace Circle Camping Trip 2012 Participant

On October 2nd, in honor of the UN Day of Nonviolence and Gandhi’s Birthday, I held empathic space for callers on a 24h Empathy Marathon with other trainers and facilitators. It left me filled with awe and an enlarged heart witnessing yet again the healing and transformative power of empathic listening.  If you are longing for a full taste of it, contact me to schedule a call!

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I also invite you to check the various social medias where I post each week, including: Core to Coeur – Mali Parke, CPC and The Peace Circle – Compassionate Parenting Facebook pages where I post articles, pics and soon my own blog posts.

I would love to hear from you on how to better shape upcoming workshops (parenting or not) that will better meet your needs. Would you take one minute now to answer a few questions in my super-quick online survey here?

Gratitude and in joy to be of support and service to you and Life!


Feb 102012

Dive deep within yourself .. and live fully from your ‘coeur’ (heart)

Core2Coeur is official launched! Consider ‘signing-up’ to my mailing list to receive future updates … and forward to friends. Thank you!

2012 is fully ramping on. What makes you dream and thrive in your new year so far?

In our home, winter means that our kids are now well settled in their school routine, and life is at full throttle, sometimes with setbacks in projects if a kid is suddenly sick or need more care. Sunshine and warmth’s capricious appearances remind us to go out and play.  To take that deep fresh breath and slow down and remember that everything is anew in that moment.

Around us everywhere, individuals strive to look for what will get them closer to happiness, couples dream about progressing on some shared or individual goals, parents have their family’s needs at heart and focus on finding strategies that will work best for them all, teams at work are reassessing where they are, what’s to be completed, and possibly look ahead at what’s next.

All are striving to balance their individual needs with those of their partner, family, team, … world.

Maybe it’s a stressful time too.

Maybe tensions are rising about new desires or renewed energy around old projects that haven’t been tended to in a while. Maybe some routines need more tweaking, or extra activities in search of satisfaction leave us drained, tired, not-so-full after all at the end of the day.  Maybe we keep thinking ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’ and go to bed at night not satisfied with ourselves. Does any of this sound like your life today?

Are you longing for more EASE, COOPERATION, HARMONY at home with your loved ones? Are you hoping to find that satisfying BALANCE between home and work? Or even find more HAPPINESS and FULLNESS in expressing your own talents and values each day? Are you deep down craving for more SUPPORT and COMPANIONSHIP?

If you need to take that deep breath, to attune to YOUR SELF, to re-prioritize your life and do more things that bring you alive, to live passionately your LIFE PURPOSE … support isn’t far away.

Dive to your CORE and explore what makes you uniquely you, your values, your dreams, your talents, your calling … and connect deeply with your COEUR (‘heart’ in French) to fully empower your life and balance connection with your self and others.

I recently pursued one of my own life dream and became a Certified* Professional Coach through a holistic coaching program called ‘Coaching for Transformation‘.  Adding my many years of training in Nonviolent Communication, I am excited to open my heart, listening and empathic ear, empowering curiosity and coaching practice to you – or someone you know.

Read more about my Life Coaching, Collaborative Communication workshops, Compassionate Parenting classes and Conscious Marketing consulting at and contact me or schedule a complimentary session today!

I would enjoy hearing back from you on what came alive for you reading this post … and any insight on meeting your needs better. Drop me a line!

Wishing you and your loved ones a connecting 2012 and to find wonders everyday.

Mali Parke, CPC
Core Life Coaching | Collaborative Communication | Compassionate Parenting & Ed. | Conscious Marketing
*International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified – 2011