Identity Formation

The value of the knowledge we get from elders is beyond measure. It's their time and energy invested in perfecting how to do a thing, then passing it down for us to apply and adapt to our own needs and desires.  These customs keep us healthy and happy while raising us and forming who we …

My Dream and An Elephants’ Work

In thinking about taking a trip to Thailand (I'm hopeful we can wrap-up this COVID-19 thing first) I was listing things I would like to see or do there. Although we've been several times since moving away, there are a number of unchecked items on my list. At the top of this list are elephants. …

The Next Level

Ballerina's don't start pointe work until they have reached a certain level of strength and bone development in their feet. After 10 years of dance training Ana has started at last, and is ablaze with excitement! I'm glad she is starting now, avoiding the extra risk of injury associated with starting to go on pointe …

Circle of Influence

Living in groups is complicated. Each one of us is part of several different cultures from friend groups to ethnic communities, and more. We are individuals experiencing life on our own terms, yet, like pieces of a puzzle, we each fill a unique role within the cultures we help form.  Maybe you've heard the saying: …

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