Can Peaceful Parenting End the ‘Mean Girls’ Epidemic?

Tiffany, her friend Zoe and I recently went to the UK to visit my mother in England. I had a speaking engagement in Scotland, so it was a great time to go on a trip and explore Europe. It was a marvelous adventure. We have never brought a friend with us before to see my mom, so to bring Tiff's friend, was so much fun because we got to … [Read more...]

Practice What You Peacefully Preach

We have been conditioned by society to obey our masters and answer questions when asked. However, as free-thinking individuals practicing peaceful parenting, we should never do this. Unless we are inspired to connect and share, we owe no one an explanation for the choices in our lives. In this essay, I offer you a perspective that you may … [Read more...]

Cultivating Self-Love for Youth and Vitality

Once a week or so, I take a day to recharge and go inward. I am a highly sensitive, empathic individual and without a regular mindful practice of self-care, I can easily get out of balance. I have people message me with questions about how I maintain my energy of, "youth and vitality". (which is funny to me that people even look at me in … [Read more...]

Forced Memorization is Abuse

The idea that anyone needs to memorize state capitals or times tables is outdated. Forced memorization is an obsolete practice of learning, in general. I suppose, it is a branch of learning, where many of us know things from being forced to memorize. However, I don't consider it necessary or even healthy. Deeply integrated learning is … [Read more...]

My Daughter is Vaping

My almost sixteen year old daughter, Tiffany has connected with a new, local group of friends. She was introduced to them by the girl who I wrote about in my last blog entry, Returning Home to a Teen Runaway. Prior to coming together with this group, her friends primarily lived in New York. For years, We've brought Tiffany to and from New … [Read more...]