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The Paradox of Courage

I’m trying to work with a new form in my next novel, and yes, it’s causing severe bouts of doubt.  Can I pull it off?  Will it be a huge flop?  With a possibility of failing, though, I’m hoping there will be the same possibility of success.  The whole process requires a regular dose of […]

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The End of the World

Are we so blind that we cannot see the end of the world occurring right now?  I don’t mean the apocalyptic end of the world some are predicting.  I mean the day-in-day-out abuse and intolerance and cruelty that pervades everything we do (including where we buy, what we buy, how we relate to others, when we […]

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Our Children Are Raising Us

In the evenings, I’ve been enjoying Shefali Tsabary’s wonderful book The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children.  If you’re ready to dig deep when it comes to parenting, this is the book for you. If you’ve read Eckhart Tolle’s book The Power of Now, you’ll have a head start.  Tsabary does a lovely job […]

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Promoting Trust

More from The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Shefali Tsabary. [Post image: Liliana at fair, July 2011]

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The Conscious Parent

From The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Shefali Tsabary. It reminded me of Aibileen Clark’s words in The Help.  Aibileen is a black nanny to a little white girl, Mae Mobley, who is severely neglected by her mother.  Every chance she gets, Aibileen whispers these words into Mae Mobley’s ears: “You is beautiful…you […]

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