Category Archives: community

NOLA

On a recent trip to New Orleans I was struck by the abiding sense of recovery. 12 years after Hurricane Katrina, so much is still left undone, yet hope and the spirits of those who love their city will not … Continue reading

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The World We Want

Up early to meet the morning, the same one that’s already over on the other side of this big blue ball we populate. None of us having the slightest notion of what this rotation will bring. Oh, we have schedules … Continue reading

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I’ll Be There

When borrowed buoys of hope desert your sinking soul. When midnight’s inky waters flood your crimson eyes. When treacherous currents seize your knotted heart. When rabid tides assail your haggard mind. When cancerous sediment forsakes your sanguine spirit. When jagged … Continue reading

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No More Pretend

“I’m done acting a certain way when I’m around him. I’m tired of having to pretend I don’t feel manipulated. It’s his terms always, with no consideration of others and that just irks me to no end. I’m done pretending!” … Continue reading

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Wide Open

  

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Start In Your Own Corner

Start in your own corner and paint the world beautiful with me. Use your hands. Get happy messy, unsupervised toddler with a pot of paint messy. Use your hands, but let your heart guide you. Mix in all of your … Continue reading

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No Deprivation

Pardon the pun, but today has been a really good Friday, with me doing all the things I love; going to the beach, reading and writing. This morning I watched a fisherman catch a Hammerhead shark. I come from a family of … Continue reading

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Energy

I’m currently reading My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor.  I’m finding it truly fascinating and highlighting, Post-it® tabbing it, rereading and using all of the strategies I teach my students to use in Reading class.  Writing for the general public, she communicates … Continue reading

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Closer or Further?

“Although a prisoner of your own thoughts, you are part of the great journey.  With every breath you are closer to or further from your own truth.”         Faouzi Skali  I was exactly in that imprisoned position face down on the massage table … Continue reading

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It takes Just A Little Bit or Put A Little Love In Your Heart

Serendipity ever-so-sweetly kissed me on the cheek just a minute ago when I received the picture below from my son.  He and my too cute for words granddaughter were seashore exploring and discovered this beach blessing left behind, a giant sandcastle.  … Continue reading

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