Author Archives: olisiab

Story Power!

Stories are what hold our social reality together. Physical reality takes care of itself – eat, wash, build shelter, and so on. Story reality, however, is actively created, shared, and upheld through common agreement. Various cultures have their own stories … Continue reading

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February

I was feeling bored being cooped up in the Tiny House, despite my love for the sound of rain plunking on the gutters. I knew the kids were also feeling this by the amount of, “what can I do?”s that … Continue reading

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Living and Stuff

​I was scrolling through my Instagram feed this morning when my eyes fell upon a picture of Courtney Carver’s book “Soulful Simplicity”. My first thought was, “lovely, but how could you stand there and buy it? I can’t buy books, … Continue reading

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Buried Treasure

When I stopped repeating the story of what I didn’t want or didn’t think I had and instead turned my attention to believing in the unexpected, my brain switched from complaining about a problem to inviting in a solution. Over … Continue reading

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Resolutions in Motion

You read (in my post) last week that I was declaring myself financially able and enthusiastically ready to shop locally. It has seemed easy in the past to let myself fall back on old habits of shopping at corporate chains because … Continue reading

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Inviting the New Year

The technique I used for making one of my most elusive resolutions happen resulted in the actual manifestation of an opportunity (read that Post). With such surprising success, I have decided to rephrase my intentions for 2018 the same way. In … Continue reading

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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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