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

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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 appreciate this virtue or not. It's why they're so full of passion, 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 what … 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

You need to follow the work and ideas one or more of the Fab Five unschool gurus (Holt, Patterson, Dodd, Martin, Gatto, and Gray) if you want to learn the best way to unschool. You need to hate public school and refer to it as prison as often as possible. Especially in public. You need … Continue reading The Unspoken Rules of Unschooling

My Freedom Baby

My free-spirited and sparkly first-born daughter turns seven today, the day before America's Independence Day. The timing of her entry into the world couldn't be more fitting. She lights up the world wherever she goes. She's a burst of energy, with occasional explosions. My little firecracker. My freedom baby.       ************************************************************************************ To share … Continue reading My Freedom Baby

The Way We See Other

Sometimes we let our expectations blur our appreciation of each other. Sometimes we focus so much on the effort that we forget how to enjoy each other. Sometimes we feel so emotionally in debt, we stop investing in each other. Sometimes we need to pay less attention to how we're feeling about each other and … Continue reading The Way We See Other