Meryl Davids Landau

About Meryl Davids Landau

Meryl Davids Landau is the author of the book Enlightened Parenting: A Mom Reflects on Living Spiritually With Kids, named a finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards. She also wrote the spiritual women's novel Downward Dog, Upward Fog, a fiction book of the year finalist in the Foreword Reviews Awards. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Parents, O: The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, Self, Redbook, Reader's Digest, Prevention, Huffington Post, Vice and more. Meryl is a certified yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner, and is the mom to two kids, now young adults. Learn more at

Enlightened Parenting: Act Outrageous Sometimes

In moments like these, we adults stop separating ourselves from the whimsical world of our children—our mature parent to their frivolous child—and meet them in the joyful place where all hearts reside. 

Enlightened Parenting: Create Community

Communities are especially important sources of nourishment for kids, who thrive in knowing that everyone around them cares about them, not just their mom and dad. Here are ways I’ve made community happen for my family over the years, and that could be valuable for yours

Enlightened Parenting: Make Silence Truly Golden

Silence is the language of our soul. While we can connect to our higher self in spoken tongues — most notably via singing, chanting, prayer, and loving speech — the fastest route to inner peace is outer stillness.