Monthly Archives: June 2011

Accepting Challenges, Embracing Mistakes

Interesting problems and exciting risks are life’s calisthenics. They stretch us in directions we need to grow. Continue reading

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Don’t Say It, Draw It: Non-Threatening Sketching Inspirations

Drawing pulls us out of our habitual patterns of thinking. Like a form of meditation, it takes us to a place in ourselves that is deeper. How can you add some non-threatening sketch time to your life? Continue reading

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What Movies Tell Girls

How do movies portray women and girls? It’s not good news. Continue reading

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Creating A Better World

A better world is made by building on what works rather than focusing on what’s broken. Continue reading

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Gentle Nurturance=Gentle World?

There’s a connection between harsh treatment of children and harsh societies. Continue reading

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