How to listen: Stories of a Hawaiian student

A story about listening, from the archives of my teaching in the middle of the Pacific. We often say that children have so much to teach us; however, talking is not what creates change: it is listening and learning. This… Read More

This is the time.

Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen the outward manifestation of systemic trauma on a national (even global) scale. There is no other way to say it. Centuries of oppression and inequality have justifiably resulted in anger and…

Tend To Your Fuse

I noticed something recently. In the last week or two it seems like people are angrier, less patient, more frustrated. I think the “novelty” (if you can call it that) of lockdown/quarantine finally wore off and people suddenly realized that…

Sit In Your Center

“For far too long we have been seduced into walking a path that did not lead us to ourselves. For far too long we have said yes when we wanted to say no. And for far too long we have…

When We Gather

This weekend a high school friend reached out via messenger, and it was so lovely to connect. Our reunion was canceled (understandably), and we both lamented the fact that we wouldn’t get to hug and see each other. She then…

To the Healers…

heal·er /ˈhēlər/ noun: healer; plural noun: healersa person who claims to be able to cure a disease or injury using special powers; a person or thing that mends or repairs something; something that alleviates a person’s distress or anguish URBAN…

Crisis Shows.

Crisis shows the nature of a person.Crisis shows the nature of a community.Crisis shows the nature of a country, and Crisis shows the nature of a leader. Crisis either causes a person to rise and stand, finding ways to help…