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I’ve addressed the unseen nature of the “curve.”  Now I’ll share about the learning part.  What Jenn did with her content on polymer clay and what Carmen did by offering it in a beautiful book was to get me curious.  […]

It’s in every news cast.  The latest on Congressman Anthony Weiner’s personal sext scandal. Sext.  A new word delivered to us via advances in technology.  The merging of sex and text.  The phenomenon began in the younger demographic of our […]

My friends, Paul David Leopoulos and his wife, Linda, created the THEA Foundation after their lovely teen age daughter was killed by a drunk driver.  Thea’s academic and whole high school experience had been enlivened by her introduction to and […]

Thirty nine years ago today my mother died. I was thirteen years old. I heard things around the house like, “The doctor said I needed to take a higher dose of my blood pressure medication.” I had no real concept […]

I remember, a few sizes back, trying several different yoga instructors.  Each instructor gently guided me to the back corner of the room.  I never knew if that was to protect me in my earnest efforts from snickers or to […]

The repercussions of this news will ring throughout the world. I said to my husband last, “This is so very odd to experience such relief and gratitude at someone’s death.”  Such feelings are outside my experience.  I was trained as […]

Here’s how I know I just had an “AHA” moment while on my errands. Alone, in the car, I exclaimed aloud, “Ah-ha! So THAT’s how ordinarily wonderful and typically kind people tolerate bullying at so many levels.” I drove past […]

I am fortunate enough to not be challenged by a Tsunami (our advisory warning goes off this evening – but we are fine) or to be homeless, or facing the uncertainty of loss…of rights, or safety or goods.  Today I […]

WHAT have you learned?  WHO taught you?  Are you aware of gratitude toward the people who have provided the key lessons of your life?  Two thousand years ago, what Marcus Aurelieus knew about gratitude is still valid today.  It’s important […]

Start Today A New Direction.The instruction set me on a unique path last October.  All the controversy and loss surrounding the issue of bullying led me to a 3 month S.T.A.N.D. against bullying and for education and new directions.  I […]