Posted on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
I’ve worked with Des Moines kids and Des Moines Schools since 1980. Sometimes it’s hard to be optimistic when the challenges seem to multiply each year. But this article and the statistics it uses to [...]continue reading
Posted on Friday, September 26th, 2014
While I was in Akumal I dreamed I gave birth. Don’t worry; someone whisked the baby off before I could do any damage. But dreams of giving birth are really about transformation and creation.
Vacations are [...]
Posted on Friday, August 8th, 2014
Akumal is a sleepy little resort just about an hour south of Cancun, Mexico. It’s the perfect place to relax during the gloomy month of November, do some yoga, go snorkeling and explore the underground–the [...]continue reading
Posted on Friday, May 16th, 2014
“We’re happy!” declared the Burmese refugee group as they finished their Des Moines Art Center tour on May 8, 2014. This was the culminating activity of their four-week art class. According to the ELL teacher [...]continue reading
Posted on Friday, March 7th, 2014
I walked into the kitchen and had to squint. The morning sun was shining brightly through the door. It’s been a challenging winter; judging by the number of people walking and running outside yesterday, we’re [...]continue reading
Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Find your true nature. Then resist it. We’ve been exploring this concept in yoga lately, and often the question is why? Another is how? Here’s a story that answers both questions.
Back in 2005 we built [...]
Posted on Friday, January 31st, 2014
I met with a colleague this morning; she’s launching a freelance career in marketing and communications. We talked about our Be the Change dinner discussion series, and what we’re trying to accomplish. I’ve thought a [...]continue reading
Posted on Saturday, January 18th, 2014
What does activism mean to you? Is it writing letters, lobbying, picketing, boycotting, community building? Maybe it’s volunteering somewhere or meditating on peace.
Most people don’t even consider themselves activists. I think we are lucky, if [...]
Posted on Monday, January 6th, 2014
Sometimes it’s hard to find a new activity to help break the ice at a class or meeting. I’m always looking for new ideas. I found this one that I put together a long time [...]continue reading