Consistent Conviction

Today marks 30 days of consecutive writing. Every morning for the last 30 days I've gotten up, had a cup a coffee with my husband, then sat at the computer for an hour (sometimes a bit more) to spill out my thoughts until the kids wake up and want to get on with the day. … Continue reading Consistent Conviction

Coming to Consciousness

The process of self-actualization is a bit like getting the feeling back in your legs after they've fallen asleep. But it's more like the numbing that wears off after a trip to the dentist, because as happy as you are to finally have the feeling back, there's also some pain. But the pain wears off … Continue reading Coming to Consciousness

What is an Insight Artist? (And What is Your Superpower?)

Everyone has a superpower. Mine is the art of insight. If you've glanced at my sidebar bio, social media bios, or my about page, you've probably seen me refer to myself as an Insight Artist, but I've not shared much about what that title means. First off, what is insight? (per Merriam-Webster.com) 1:  the power or … Continue reading What is an Insight Artist? (And What is Your Superpower?)

Your Passion is Waiting for Your Courage to Catch Up

Children are the most courageous of all humans, whether their parents or other adults appreciate this virtue or not. They're full fire and fortitude, especially when it comes to getting what they want. For children, it's not a matter of if their desires of their heart are fulfilled, but when. Children know how to get … Continue reading Your Passion is Waiting for Your Courage to Catch Up

Strange Fruit

Sometimes I feel like an unmarked seed planted in a garden. Each day I curiously and compassionately tend to my life's needs to keep myself growing, hoping I last long enough to find out what type of strange fruit my life will produce before I become worm food. Until then, I'll just enjoy the process. … Continue reading Strange Fruit

The Four Noble Truths on the Path to Enjoyment

The thing I want most for my children when they grow up is to enjoy their life. But only they can make this happen. This is the first Noble Truth on the Path to Enjoyment: You alone are responsible for your enjoyment. The Four Noble Truths on the Path to Enjoyment are inspired by my love … Continue reading The Four Noble Truths on the Path to Enjoyment

Seize the Strange!

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The Secrets of Little Birds & Children

  Early summer mornings are a good place for little birds and little children to meet. If you slow down long enough, you might get lucky enough to witness such a moment. That's what happened this morning. The sun was barely awake, and so were we. Early morning air filtered through the back screen door, … Continue reading The Secrets of Little Birds & Children

The Unspoken Rules of Unschooling {And Why Unschoolers are Strange}

The Unspoken Rules of Unschooling -You need to regularly quote one or more of the following unschool gurus (Holt, Patterson, Dodd, Martin, Gatto, and Gray) on social media. -You need to hate public school, and refer to it as prison as often as possible. Especially on social media and in public. -You need to base … Continue reading The Unspoken Rules of Unschooling {And Why Unschoolers are Strange}

The Way We See Each Other

It's difficult to appreciate people when all you see is your expectations of them. It's difficult to trust people when all you see is your fears. It's difficult to help people when all you see is a burden. Sometimes we need to pay less attention to how we feel about each other and more attention … Continue reading The Way We See Each Other