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4 Radical, Common-Sense Ways to Be Eco-Logical.

Here are four radical, eco and logical ways our family has gone green: 1. We got off the grid. Our household is run by the sun. This means we’ve cut way back on our use of electrical and electronic items. We have enough power on a sunny day to enable working on my laptop for several […]

Beginner’s Heart

“May my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living.” ~ e. e. cummings Ever since I stumbled upon Zen philosophy (back in the San Francisco Bay area circa 2003), I’ve been fascinated by the concept of “beginner’s mind.” I’ve attempted to maintain it myself, to varying degrees of success. […]

PositiveDiscipline

A Kind, Loving and Cooperative Approach to Parenting

I found Positive Discipline: The First Three Years on my in-law’s bookshelf and I almost didn’t pick it up because I have developed an aversion to the word “discipline” from my years as an over-worked athlete, over-achieving student and then overly-demanding teacher. That’s not the kind of mother I want to be. I’m no longer interested in […]

Learning

Learning a Language (by Liisi Pajula)

A Surprising Inspiration – How my boyfriend helped me learn German It turns out, learning a language is hard work. And I’m not just talking grammar and vocabulary –  that can surely be learned and relearned from a textbook. It’s nailing real proficiency, and gaining the confidence in your language skills to converse day to […]