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Courageously Speaking and Listening In Schools

photo via Valery Kenski on flickr Have you ever felt the fingernails of words scraping on your skin? Have words ever maligned or ridiculed you? Many of us have felt that type of abuse. It seems to be rampant throughout our digital spaces. Our playgrounds are hurting. That’s one issue to address. A second is  Continue Reading »

Speak Your Truth, Respect Other People’s Truth

Do you find it hard to talk to someone you disagree with? When divisive topics are full of emotion, it’s hard to keep calm and genuinely listen when your mind is busy crafting a comeback. How often do you pause to fully uncover the story behind somebody’s opinion? Or wish someone would truly listen to  Continue Reading »

Living with a Heart Broken Open

I tell you this to break your heart, by which I mean only that it break open and never close again to the rest of the world. —Mary Oliver, Lead Just two weeks after hearing the good news about Facilitator Preparation program coming to Australia – and hurrying home to tell my wife, our lives  Continue Reading »