Consciously Effecting & Accepting Change

Change is inevitable.  However, in my life, I seem to follow a sort of holding pattern for years at a time, and then changes hit fast and furiously, all at once. I am not sure if I create this pattern through my own subconscious, or…?  Regardless, it’s clear that now seems to be the time… Continue reading Consciously Effecting & Accepting Change

Living with My Dad, Remembering My Mama

I’ve been in an altogether different headspace over the past few weeks, which is to be expected what with my mother’s passing, our move, rearranged living circumstances, etc. I’m listening to a song right now (Okay, it’s Panic! At the Disco!) that just sang the line, “Hey kid, you’ll never leave this town,” and it’s… Continue reading Living with My Dad, Remembering My Mama

The Fallout From Getting What You Asked For

So aside from a huge dose of grief and loss, it’s very interesting that my intentions are indeed coming to fruition.   Quite rapidly,  in fact–but as is quite often the case, there can be unexpected repercussions to getting what you ask for. This story is rich and complex, and I want to do it… Continue reading The Fallout From Getting What You Asked For

Misconceptions About Unschooling + Choosing Connection

When I wrote this, back in 2011, I had a major aversion to capitalizing things. Forgive me.  I think many parents tend to view their kids as an extension of themselves, as an embodiment of their values, or evidence that they believe/do/feel the right things.. but that’s not really healthy or fair to think of… Continue reading Misconceptions About Unschooling + Choosing Connection

Living Deliberately Versus the Path of Least Resistance

>> “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” –Gandhi >> If your choices are not in line with your values, then you don’t really value yourself.   What provocative statements these are for me!  A good word to sum it up is “congruency”. We won’t feel happiness or fulfillment in… Continue reading Living Deliberately Versus the Path of Least Resistance