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Walk in Beauty: A Courage & Renewal Pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago

“…the sacred center is here and now—in every moment of the journey, everywhere in the world around us, and deep in our own hearts.” —Parker J. Palmer, from “Let Your Life Speak” The pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago, the medieval path across the north of Spain, is much more than a beautiful walk. It  Continue Reading »

Why We Must Also Listen to Our Inner Shadows

“If we do not understand that the enemy is within, we will find a thousand ways of making someone ‘out there’ into the enemy, becoming leaders who oppress rather than liberate others,” writes Parker Palmer in Let Your Life Speak. What does it mean to confront our inner enemy, knowing we can never truly be  Continue Reading »

Hooked on Carrie’s Courage

I’m often amazed at the power of asking someone their own story. “Tell me about a teacher who changed your life,” always opens a rich conversation. As a long time elementary school teacher, I’m well aware of the immediate impact on a group of children from reaching for a beloved book and beginning, “Once upon  Continue Reading »