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Inspiring the Peaceful Mother – An Interview

This interview was originally published in March 2014 as part of the lovely Olga Dossa’s “Inspiring Peace” series on being an empowered, joyful and peaceful mother.  Her amazing work on peaceful mothering, postnatal depression, and healing through yoga and meditation can be found at OlgaDossa.com – go check it out! Olga Dossa:  What was the [ keep reading ]

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Why I don’t owe you an explanation of my NO.

This article is also posted on theHomestead.Guru, under the title, Why You Should Say NO More Often and Give Fewer Fucks For many years, I thought that it was my responsibility, my duty, to deep-dive into the most terrible and baffling things, in some mad hope of understanding them in order to transmute them–to bring about [ keep reading ]

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Parents, Unschooling, and Emotional Healing

On sharing space with your parents, as an unschooling parent: For many years, even into adulthood, I was consumed by the desire to escape, to run away. I didn’t want my kids to have a close relationship with my parents. I didn’t feel like my parents and unschooling “got along” – they valued obedience and control, [ keep reading ]

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What Do Unschoolers Believe? Unschooling, Defined.

Unschooling, defined? How we’re different: Unschoolers believe similar broad concepts about the nature of children and of learning, that set us slightly apart from other people. There are plenty of unschoolers who may disagree on some of the finer points, but the core beliefs are, in my opinion, fairly common ground: Unschoolers believe strongly in [ keep reading ]

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Why I almost didn’t join dōTERRA

Why I almost didn’t join dōTERRA Wow, what a ride it’s been. Over the past 9 months (!), I have unraveled the deceptive practices of one essential oils company and researched a ton of other ones. I almost didn’t join dōTERRA, and I was even ready to toss out the entire MLM concept altogether. Only [ keep reading ]

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What Money Really Is: An Amplifier & Lubricant

Money is not evil, it’s not corruption, and it’s not actually something that changes people. Money is simply a CURRENCY–like water in a stream. It flows with ease and gentleness wherever it’s not blocked off. It can also rush through like a torrent of destruction, tearing apart the landscape around it with zero remorse.   [ keep reading ]

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Why I LEFT Young Living Essential Oils – The Truth Is Out

Links updated + added July 2018 This may come as a shock, but as of August 2017, I’ve cancelled my membership with Young Living. The evidence just keeps mounting against Young Living as a company. I’m embarrassed and saddened that I promoted their products for over 3 years. Please allow me to explain why… (This will [ keep reading ]

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Unschooling: Writing your first paper EVER for Graduation

Recently, my oldest son wrote something–for basically the second time in his life. He’s 18, and ready to graduate this month. We made up a list together, tweaked several times, about what we both felt made up a well-rounded and useful list of experiences, accomplishments, things to read, and so on. Writing has never been [ keep reading ]

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The Rainbow Bridge – A Birthday Story for my Boys

A Rainbow Bridge story is sometimes written to welcome a child Earthside. It tells a tale of pre-birth consciousness. This is the cosmic story of my 4th and 5th children, adapted from our Knowing and my Imagination. Once upon a time, in a land of time unchanging, beyond the Rainbow Bridge and the River of [ keep reading ]