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You have not run out of time. Yet.

This is Happy’s first week of summer and so I am not creating new blog content this week so that we can kick things off just right!  Here’s a blog post from March 2013.  Hope you enjoy and see you Monday with a new post! Truth:  I do not have naturally pretty handwriting. Also true: […]

Radiate Love

Radiate Love

It is Happy’s first week of summer so I am hanging with him and not writing new blog content this week.  Today’s post is from April 2013.  Hope you enjoy!   It can take a long time to learn how to love, to really love, to not be so scared of what’s happening to you […]

Fitting Room SOS

it is Happy’s first week of summer and so I am taking the week off from writing new blog content so I can kick-off the summer with him.  Today’s blog post comes from May of last year.  Hope you enjoy it. We are forgoing this week’s spark because a dear friend recently emailed me seeking advice […]

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little senses exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses.  It’s a whole heart exercise with plenty […]

on trying not to raise a punk

on trying not to raise a punk

“Be a good friend,” I tell him as I stoop to kiss that sweet cheek of his before he walks into his TK classroom. Right now, he still lets me kiss his cheek in front of his friends and hold his hand when we cross the road.  I know those days are numbered and so […]

We Make Our Breaks

We Make Our Breaks

  “I just need to catch a break,” she said, her frustration palpable. It was near the end of the semester, and she had faced what felt like curveball after curveball since the beginning.  She was looking at me for some sort of reassurance, a confirmation that bad things only come in threes and then […]

Circle de Luz needs your help!

Circle de Luz needs your help!

This June, our first Circle de Luz class will graduate from high school and begin pursuing their dreams.  For some, those dreams are clear: to become a physician’s assistant or graphic designer.  For others, the dreams are just coming into focus: a pastry chef? A musician? An entrepreneur?  But for each of them, this much […]

The Kids Are Alright Spring 2014 Part 2

At the end of each semester, my body image students write a process paper where they synthesize their learning- both personal and academic- for the semester. These papers are always a delight to read and there is so much wisdom in them that I just have to share a fraction of it (with my students’ […]

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

  Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little senses exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses.  It’s a whole heart exercise with […]

The Kids are Alright Spring 2014 Part 1

The Kids are Alright Spring 2014 Part 1

At the end of each semester, my body image students write a process paper where they synthesize their learning- both personal and academic- for the semester. These papers are always a delight to read and there is so much wisdom in them that I just have to share a fraction of it (with my students’ […]