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“Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.” - Debbie Hampton

What is this mind-body connection, anyway?  This new buzz phrase has been passed around enough to gain notable att...

September 5, 2019

Last month, I spent some time with family, my niece in particular. Her mom was concerned about some new “friends” that have made a recent appearance. Meet: Mouse and Maggie. My niece, Abbie, has created and was fully engaged with Mouse and Maggie. She would sit under t...

June 4, 2019

Transitions; ugh! It already sounds like so much work. I’m already noticing how my story about being in transition feels painful. 

As soon as something in some aspect in my life shifts & I really prove to myself that I can roll with it, that I can handle it and that I c...

April 30, 2019

Imagination is a bright and wonderful aspect of childhood. It feels like a quality that comes so naturally to children. Watching a child so completely immersed in an imaginative world and storyline often, for me, is accompanied by a sense of awe. To me, what would be a...

We have all seen the classic picture of the little boy with the baseball bat. Behind him sits a shattered glass window with the perfect outline of a ball. Next comes the classic “I didn’t do it!”. While meant to be comical, this points to a bigger perspective we have w...

March 1, 2019

“The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea”.

-Vladimir Nabokov

“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley”.

-Theodore Roethke

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly”.

-R. Buckminster Fu...

February 5, 2019

My experience working with children has taught me the everlasting importance of connection. It is so important in fact, that in Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, connection (or the need to belong) comes secondary only to our needs for survival. Although there are ot...