Monthly Archives: March 2011

How To Listen & How To Be Heard

Without real listening, we’re walking around with “eyes half open, heart half closed.” Here’s how to listen and how to be heard. Continue reading

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How The Secret Garden Saved Me

Adults may never glimpse the complex inner lives of children. Here’s one view. Continue reading

Posted in books, girls, literature, memory, mothering, reading, selfhood | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

The Power of Story: Augusta Speaks

Building strength, wisdom, and courage through story is an age-old tradition. It’s also one of the best ways to ease trauma. This is an immigrant tale in honor of my great grandmother Augusta. Continue reading

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We Are One Being

We are one being on this planet. Everything on Earth is connected in ways we don’t recognize. Continue reading

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Guerrilla Encouragement Efforts

Random acts of encouragement. Continue reading

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