Three Breaths To Begin the New School Year

Summer is over and the school year finally begins! It is an exciting, but also stressful time, for parents, children, teachers, and those who are getting school organized for the new year. New teachers, renewed friendships, physical and emotional changes, and new routines for everyone. There is…

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The Power of the School Walk Out

Last night, my 13-year old daughter, Leela, stayed up long past her bedtime to make five posters for the National School Walkout. She coordinated messaging with her elder sister and friends, contemplating if an image of a man from the NRA holding a gun to the Statue…

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Doing the Inner Work for the Outer Work in a Suffering World

For the last 3 weeks, I participated in an intensive program at Teachers College (Columbia University) for my Masters in Psychology and Spirituality. During 9-hour days, we immersed ourselves in an academic understanding of the inherent spirituality in children, and how spirituality relates to personal healing, education,…

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Aging Gracefully

Aging Gracefully: Noticing and Choosing What You Want As You Grow Older A few months ago, I did a panel, and follow-up interview with Prevention Magazine (a magazine which I love, by the way) on aging gracefully. How funny to find myself being a voice for that… On the…

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