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Understanding Children Through Imitation

Try listening at the bodily level to understand a child’s experience. It can be instructive as well as enlightening. Continue reading

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Response to Kids’ Misbehavior: “Good Old Days” vs. Now

Your great-grandparents probably committed childhood acts that would be prosecuted as crimes these days. Today even common childish behavior is being criminalized. Time to compare. Continue reading

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Why Learning Must Be Hands-On

Education that treats the brain apart from the body will ultimately fail. Our senses cannot be denied. They inform the mind and encode memory. We must see, hear, smell, touch and, yes, taste to form the kinds of complex associations that make up true understanding. Continue reading

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43 Strangely Interesting Ways to End Dull Date Nights

Take along an invisible companion, go on an alternative identity date, attempt a 3-inches-left evening, try Zorking, leave temporary graffiti, go eyebombing, and more. Continue reading

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A Free Guide to Being Human

Become stronger, understand more, have more power, choose a different way of being. A way of being as large as life. A way of being you, infinitely. Continue reading

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Odd Second Saturday Suppers

Don’t see friends and loved ones often enough? Here’s an unexpected solution. Continue reading

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We Need Hidden Worlds

Why we need small, cozy, and hidden places. Continue reading

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