Inspiration

“That anaconda’s body is as big as two of my thighs,” said my teenager. Walking away from the creature in the glass enclosure, we agreed that snakes don’t bother us but this snake–this anaconda with the two-thigh-sized body? She made us think of Kaa from the Jungle Book. And made us feel like Mowgli in… READ MORE >>

Soulbooks Last week I was too busy managing Quinton and his mound of glitter on his SoulBook to take pictures of our group for you. (The meeting before I have no excuse. I guess I was just focused on living in the moment.) Fortunately, Billie Jo has done an excellent job of sending me photos… READ MORE >>

To feel more prosperous, give something away. I don’t often feel prosperous and when I first heard this advice, it puzzled me. If you give something precious away, the speaker said, it comes back to you in strange and mysterious ways. Not in a weird manifestation but in a spiritual way. (No one was promising… READ MORE >>

Ursula K. Le Guin died this week. I had another plan for this post but now she has died and it’s all I want to write about. When I first heard the news on the radio, my heart dropped. I was almost home and my big red van was cresting one of those small hills… READ MORE >>

This Sunday is the day! We’ll be crafting our SoulBooks by cutting, gluing, sharing stories, and smiling. All the while, we’ll be remembering what’s most important to us. Here’s what Diane, Ruth, and I worked up for our first day: Introductions and setting an intention for ourselves Share exerpts from Braving the Wilderness by Brene… READ MORE >>

  Merry Christmas! If you are looking for something to get you through the dark days of winter, my good friends Diane, Ruth, and I have a gift for you. A few weeks ago, I wrote about Brené Brown’s book Braving the Wilderness and begged you all to read it as an antidote to the raging… READ MORE >>

Book Review of Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown I have been bothered for some time by the way we are speaking to one another, especially about politics. I lean toward the left. I guess this won’t surprise anyone who reads my blog. A student… READ MORE >>

On the way to work, yesterday, I saw the most astounding thing. Middle schoolers marching to their doom. You remember middle school, right? Or maybe junior high? You remember walking toward the school doors and dreading the hours of social anxiety and teachers droning on at you about how to punctuate correctly or which proof to… READ MORE >>

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