All The Ages We Have Ever Been

I went to a yoga workshop last year where they kept bringing up "healing your inner child."  Visions of a yellowing self-help book with a lady in a lavender leotard on the cover and a macramè plant holder instantly came to mind.  Maybe I should have feathered my bangs and put on leg warmers for …

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What’s Wrong?

One of the hardest parts of parenting for me is holding space for feelings rather than giving volumes of (great) advice and reacting.  Being General Manager of the Universe makes active listening a fundamental challenge.  As my kids grow up they are exposed to things and have life trials that are not as simple as handling …

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The General Manager of the Universe “Swims” Around Key West

Ask my younger brothers, my parents and my kids,  (I tend to behave a little better with friends) and they can all tell you there is a slice of my first born and only girl, Leo nature that can sprout up as General Manager of the Universe tendencies.  This term resonated with me immediately when …

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Pax It: A Social Primer for Ages 5 to 95

This year we got a new student partway through the Fall named Pax.  He looks like a cross between a white water rafting instructor, animal wrangler, and Welch's grape juice commercial actor.  When he speaks his tempo is slow, measured and sounds almost pensive with the tiniest hint of a British accent.  On our first …

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It Takes A Village. Really.

My oldest daughter has been strong-willed, like very strong-willed, from the beginning.  This worked out okay when life was the world of childhood and fairly simple.  I decided this may get trickier in the teen years when adult perspective is still critical even if it may be considered strongly unwanted or unnecessary by said child.  I …

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