resistance.

A skill is a skill is a skill. True or False? Now what? Dribbling is a basketball skill. Dribbling alone is an activity and may be considered enjoyable, rhythmic, a personal choice or preference. Dribbling as part of something more; a team, a game, a challenge…the application of this skill is a whole different experience…

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discomfort.

There is an unwritten privacy clause to those of you who engage in my content. The privacy clause is that it is your own private journey. No one needs to know anything about your curiosity to be more kind and gentle toward your own self. It’s interesting that this idea may be considered selfish. Keep the practice as a quiet inquiry until the momentum of it grows its own ‘legs’.

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initiate.

In 1999, the school shootings in Littleton, Colorado disrupted my sense of ‘school’ reality to a level of obsession. I was in Illinois. I wrote an article for the school paper, Everyone Matters. I knew there was more to the story of Dylan and Eric. There had to be a way to prevent the end result.In August 2017, I sat in the Columbine high school library to attend the Welcome Back message from the Special Education area director in Jeffco. At this time, I was a full-time mental health provider in a Jeffco elementary school. Always something more.

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#2020blog

Now, scholars can be very useful and necessary, in their own dull and amusing way. They provide a lot of information. It’s just that there is Something More, and that Something More is what life is really all about. the tao of pooh Above is the dedication written for the digital book, Something More. Connecting…

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new.

When we attune to a balanced state of well-being, we access the whole of who we are. We create our next steps. We create a sense of our desired outcomes. We ponder and reflect on how we desire to show up and express ourselves. The source of well-being is abundant. It can’t be limited, but we can limit our access to it.

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love.

It was exactly what I needed to grasp the broad view of not only what it meant to be a school mental health provider, but what it meant to trust love.

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against.

Pushing against. Whenever we push against something the thing we push against has to exist – otherwise there would be nothing to push against.  Pushing and pulling go together…one can’t exist without the other. Just as the laws of the universe work to sustain life as we conceptualize it (balance of the atmosphere, cellular structures,…

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self-awareness

I am certain that there is no greater skill to improve your general state of being: more satisfied, more in control, more creative, more open, more free, more (fill in the blank)…

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create

Over the past few days I’ve watched several episodes of HBO’s Silicon Valley. Whatever intentional or unintentional (who am I kidding?) branding of tech superstars is not lost on me. I became intrigued by the tech industry when I became intrigued by mindfulness.

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