When Our Kids Feel Shame

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He felt ashamed, like there was something wrong with this beautiful and celebrated part of himself. And what a horrible feeling that is! I know I can relate to feeling that way. Over the years I put away a lot of parts of myself when I had similar experiences. I want my son to know that his light does not have to be darkened by the opinions of others.

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It Doesn’t Have to Be Genocide Before it is Important: The Trap of Comparison

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A building in Mostar, the most divided and destroyed city in Bosnia, as seen out the bus window on my trip to the former Yugoslavia in 2005. When does someone’s pain become worthy of compassion and attention? Grace here. When I was in college, I was studying international relations with an emphasis in conflict resolution.…

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Babies Know Best

By Grace Porter | 0 Comments

Grace here. I know we have been quiet for the last looooong while. We have been over here doing our best to practice what we preach and we have been taking care of ourselves. I am finally settling back into our home in Washington after a 4 month long move back from Georgia. I am…

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Own Your Sh*t

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Grace here. Vulnerability alert! Parenting can be really hard sometimes. Yup. Even for me, who literally helped create a class all about it. You can know what to do in your brain, but if you want to actually implement it, you still have to do the work.    Let me tell you a little story…

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5 Ways Yoga Nidra Builds Resilience

By Grace Porter | 2 Comments

Grace here. Yoga Nidra is a beautiful and easy to do form of guided meditation and one of the best ways that I know to foster resilience. The term Yoga Nidra essentially means Union of Sleep and Consciousness. The practice takes advantage of the body and mind’s natural ability to fall asleep as a way…

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New Year, New Hope

By Grace Porter | 0 Comments

New Years beckons change and with it, new hope. But how do we make it last?? Transition times, like New Years, are often times of introspection. We take stock of where we are, where we have come and where we want to go. And this self reflection is really important. The more we know about…

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Giving Thanks Anyway

By Patti | 0 Comments

Patti here. I am finding it really easy to fall into feelings of sadness about all I am missing right now. I am missing hugs and cuddles from my still small granddaughter who lives down the road. Well, all my grandkids, but especially her because I see her so often. I am feeling anticipatory sadness…

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The Travails of 2020

By Patti | 2 Comments

Patti here. I want to preface this with I live a really wonderful life…love my family, love my job, love my life. I am nothing but lucky. And I am one of the super high risk folks who really need to go hide in a hole until this pandemic mess is all over. I don’t…

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What Else Could Be True Here?

By Grace Porter | 0 Comments

Grace here. This is one of my all time favorite questions. I am going to have to get a little theoretical with you to tell you why, so bear with me for a minute when I get there. But first, a little story.   I had an experience when I was about 16 that left…

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Keep Your Heart Open

By Grace Porter | 2 Comments

NOTE: I wrote this blog post before the death of George Floyd and the resulting heightened awareness of the racial inequalities in our society. While the words of this blog speak specifically to the experience of the pandemic, I encourage you to think about how you are attending to your heart around all of it. …

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