Category Archives: My Life as an Endangered Species

Semi-Hibernation Awesomeness 2018 #4: Give Consideration Receive Connection

To listen requires attention which isn’t easy in today’s constant distraction world. It is a skill that practice must be applied to. As a young girl who was observant and wanting to please others I was often complimented on being … Continue reading

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Semi Hibernation Awesomeness #3: Listen List

When winter grays move you towards slowing down and introspection a practice in Listening is growth promoting. “Listen with curiosity… the greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, … Continue reading

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Dirt Road Daily#16: The Wisdom of Awe

Recently, my friend M and I headed into the woods together for our first overnight backpacking experience. We both have an appreciation for nature and a spark for adventure. Our first night we  camped near a lake serenaded by frogs. With … Continue reading

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Always Children

Adolescents are often classified as young adults which is only true in outward appearance. Their brains are still between young child in fast growth mode and adult with complete frontal lobe neural connections. The brain’s plasticity with its ability of … Continue reading

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Dirt Road Daily #15: Ancient Tree Nurturing-Connections that Endure

When I read Peter Wohleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees, I was blown away by the similarities in how trees in old growth forests nurture and the desires of modern human nurturers. Ancient trees in old growth forests are meant … Continue reading

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Semi-Hibernation Awesomeness 2017: Mindful Intentions

Although Spring has begun and we are emerging from natural semi-hibernation, taking time to review this period before stepping forward is worth the time. How do we navigate the darker, deeper times in our lives? Yesterday, I decided to play … Continue reading

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Depth Life #15: A Tree Grows

The door in the basement floor was wide open. Apparently Kal and Vity had left it that way intending to return. “Can I go first Dad?” Vity hopped, her pleading hands clasped in front. “Sure, princess. Watch your step Vity. … Continue reading

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