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The idea that anyone needs to memorize state capitals or times tables is outdated.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...]

Returning Home to a Teen Runaway

It's been a crazy summer! I've been traveling for speaking gigs, almost non-stop. Last night, I returned home from a short trip down south, to find one of my daughter's friends here at our house. This girl is almost eighteen, just shy of a few months, and we've known her for a few years now. It has been only recently that she and Tiffany … [Read more...]