Category Archives: hope

New Butterfly Adventures

When is the last time you can remember having that butterflies dancing in your belly feel? You know, first kiss status? Or right before you’re about to jump out of a plane for the first time?  Or just about anything … Continue reading

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Hope For Our Babies: #LetsDoThis

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.                              Margaret Meade I … Continue reading

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Team Tolerant

I sit here brokenhearted. Just after last call this morning, the most deadly shooting in US history…50 killed, 53 hospitalized (so far) at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub. My husband saw the news on his feed as he waited in the car … Continue reading

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Tap it Out: De-Stress for Free in Minutes

Part of today’s offering is a rehash of an earlier blog. It’s timely because we’re in a space right now (think economy, politics, Saturn, SATs/ACTs–okay, maybe the last one just applies to our house) where our control is limited. In … Continue reading

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Collaboration, Consensus and Connection

Each child is so unique, so precious. My youngest boy (nearly an adult at this point) is a post-modern leader. He, like Nelson Mandela, leads from behind. He’s all about consensus and the group. He has never been the kid … Continue reading

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Cage Makers

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson (The Great) Once upon a time there was a cage. The cage was stuffed full of unhappy people. … Continue reading

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We Celebrate You, Pretty Girl

  “Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved you so–’twas Heaven here with you.”   Isla Paschal Richardson (Thank you, Sybil Avery) This has been a … Continue reading

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The LOVE Campaign

I was sitting with a group of teens at an athletic event recently and noticed how quick they were to say mean things about themselves: “I’m so fat,” “I’m so ugly,” “I’m not good enough”–the list goes on. As adults, … Continue reading

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Suicide

Nothing throws us off more than suicide. It hits especially hard when that act is committed by a young person or by someone famous. It draws attention to a subject we’d rather collectively turn away from and talk about the weather instead. Or … Continue reading

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Wishes

I was walking through the forest today and saw this big wish maker. The forest, with its light and its magical sounds and smells, holds up a symbol of hope as if to say, “Here. Just blow” It reminded me … Continue reading

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