You might like this post from Elizabeth at In the Heart of my Home. It fits perfectly with all that we are learning and discussing at our weekly meetings. May God bless your day!
As you grow comfortable spending time alone and recognizing who you are right down to your core--when it's just you and God, without the impressions of the people around you--give that authentic self to the people you love. God gave the people in your care to the authentic you He created specifically for that purpose.