cliff jumping

Living a good story means risk

As you start this week, may you jump off that cliff into the water and the unknown. I podcasted with my friend Stephanie from Melbourne, Australia earlier last week, and then when we hung up I read her recent post about worldschooling. Later that evening, I cracked open Walden, Thoreau’s account about his two-year gig (read more…)

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tea

When your day is interrupted

Last night, when I tucked in my almost nine-year-old, I saw tears in her eyes. Naturally, I asked her what was on her mind, and her answer really surprised me. “I feel like we haven’t had much one-on-one time lately,” she said. “I’d really like to have a mother-daughter date with you soon.” This surprised (read more…)

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beans

Lessons from the bean jar

As you start this week, focus on your own positive. I thought of this last night, as I dished out more beans to our family’s bean jar. See, we’ve started something this year, and so far, it’s working beautifully: the bean jar. The grownups dish out beans for various positive attitudes among family members—emptying the (read more…)

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book

Always be reading

As you start this week, may you be reading something, anything—even just a page. I just finished my traditional holiday novel that I read between Christmas and New Years, and I was reminded how much I love a good story. I got lost in the world of fictional characters and places. This book stayed with (read more…)

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winter sunset

20 questions for a New Year’s Eve reflection

As you start this week—and this year… may you reflect. Post-eggnog, it’s easy to want to speed forward with gusto, packing up the ornaments until next year and juice-cleansing your system from all the holiday indulgence. But ease your foot onto the brake for the next few days, and gift yourself the space and freedom (read more…)

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