Monthly Archives: February 2013

I am a member of a wonderful online discussion group called Always Learning. It’s for radical unschoolers, and people who want to learn from radical unschoolers about how to improve their relationships with their children, spouses, and themselves. It is an in-depth analysis of thought process, language use, and how these translate to relationships, parenting… Read Article →

Whether or not you are a performance artist with the ability to actually hang like this, I think we’ve all been here. What do you think she is thinking? Feeling? Suspended and trapped? Capable and strong? In the spotlight or in the dark? Maybe she is thinking about the path that brought her here, to… Read Article →

With valentine’s day still on my mind, I found this photo. It made me start thinking about relationships, nourishment, and what a person can do to feed love. Maybe a cheesy interpretation of a cheesy photo, but there you go. That is a real-live pancake made by yours truly many years ago. I think about… Read Article →

This has been one of my favorite love poems since I read it in my creative writing class at community college more than a decade ago. Maybe it’s because I am a klutz that I identified quickly. Upon further reading, the things to love about this poem add up… you know this person loves the… Read Article →

Shelter. What does that mean to you? It’s at the bottom of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – it’s a basic one, a roof over our heads. Protection. Take it metaphorically, now – protection from what? Take a minute, find a piece of paper or open a blog post or write an extra long facebook status… Read Article →

Floating around the interwebs is this article, written by a self-professed extroverted teacher. She writes about complaints she receives from parents of introverts that she requires her students to answer questions in class. She says she has done research about the different needs of extroverts and introverts, and has come even more strongly to the… Read Article →

Sometimes you just need to take a few minutes in your day and look at something beautiful. Take a deep breath. Imagine the green. Breathe it in. Breathe out gray, concrete, stiffness, anxiety. Breathe in nurture, balm, and all the oxygen you need.

I am in the process of creating a goal workbook – something you’ll be able to use and really dive deep into. From time to time I will give you a little tidbit here. So here’s your first taste: What you do with this – print it. Then do what it says. Don’t think. Just… Read Article →

This picture has been floating around the internet the last couple of weeks, and I think it deserves another little bit of spotlight. In my time as a counselor I’ve heard a lot of parents express a lot of anxiety about their children. But it’s amazing – they don’t say “I’m anxious” or “I’m afraid.”… Read Article →

have you ever been to postsecret? I remember way back in the day waiting all week til they would refresh their blog and I could see a new batch. The idea is that people around the world create a postcard with a secret on it, they mail it in, postsecret photographs and publishes them anonymously…. Read Article →

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