Tag Archives: healthy living

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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The Flow

One of the first thing kids want to know when they find out I write books for children and teens is where I get my ideas. If it’s a particular story I have not been assigned, and I don’t have structural restrictions … 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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Seeking the Moment

When we lived in Southern California, we had a beautiful garden. It was terraced on a hill with a waterfall which came crashing down over rocks into a natural lily pond. There were fish in the pond that raccoons would … Continue reading

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Hobbies Keep Us Healthy

Imagine your city streets filled with hobby cars stretching back to the early 50s. That’s what it’s like on Hilltop Drive in Redding every April at Kool April Nites. Each year, I’m amazed at how much time and money people put … Continue reading

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Collaging Your Soul? Part 1

Two things have been pulling on me lately. One is Esalen, which gets its name from the Esselen Indians that have used the hot springs in ritual and healing for more than 6,000 years. It’s a magical place, a retreat … Continue reading

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Bypass the Bypass

My youngest son is at that age where he’s recently graduated from the pediatrician and has begun going to the family doctor. Conversations have switched, accordingly, from team sports to “sex, drugs, and rock and roll talks,” as the doctor … Continue reading

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What Scares You?

I’m reading Entering the Castle by Carolyn Myss. It’s part of the curriculum for a class I’m taking called “Foundations of Mysticism.” Most of my reading is done on the stairmaster (doesn’t everybody do that?), but Myss’s book is by no … Continue reading

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Friends for All Seasons

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to … Continue reading

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Habits–The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

They say a meth habit can grab hold of a one-time user and not let go. That’s how strong that pull is. Cigarettes are another obvious trickster. We all know they’re gross, but for whatever reason, a teen picks one … Continue reading

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