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Transformational Learning

Understanding ourselves and our habits of mind can bring attention, awareness, and intention to our interactions, deepening our relationships. These personal insights can help support us in letting go of those pesky old habitual responses and actions that are not … Continue reading

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Reading Up

I had always imagined reading picture books to my kids and having them say something like, “Oh, I see that Max is yelling and stomping his feet when he is mad…I see now that other kids don’t hit each other … Continue reading

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Rhythms

  I was watching the bows swing up and down along the violins, watching the conductor dip and swoop his hands, and listening as the orchestra grew loud, soft, fast, slow, in synchronized rhythm. It brought to mind how we … Continue reading

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The Inner Life of Sustainability

Most often I think of sustainability as being solely ecological, relating to waste and the overuse of natural resources such as trees and fresh water. However, there is another aspect of sustainability which is energetic in nature and other consequences … Continue reading

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Intentions Bridge Creations

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    To continue the conversation of setting intentions and acting on the opportunities that arrive as I wrote in Follwing a Trail I have a story about a recent connection I made. I had the intention all year to … Continue reading

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Following a Trail

The other day I wrote a post about how to design your own curriculum (Living Curriculum). In it I gave steps for revealing opportunities around you that are aligned with your learning goals. Well, the last few weeks I have … Continue reading

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Finding Our Center

With our long summer days coming to an end and the winds of fall arriving, I am wondering how I want to create a new routine. I can feel the restless energy of the kids as summer activities slow down; … Continue reading

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Living Curriculum

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Steps for creating a living curriculum: It’s that time of year when we begin to think about putting our yearly homeschool goals into action. Although I consider myself a year-round homeschooler, the truth is, the summer has a very different … Continue reading

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Skill Building

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Earlier this year, during the spring, neither of my kids (5 years old) knew how to swim without a lifejacket. Last year, my daughter wouldn’t even swim with a lifejacket. Before the subject of swimming came up I would hold … Continue reading

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Synchronistic Teaching Moments

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These moments can feel mystical. Yesterday my daughter (5) was playing a math game called “Shut the Box”. When she plays she will roll the two dice and then ask me a mathematical equation, “Mom, what’s five plus three”. I … Continue reading

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