Category Archives: My Life as an Endangered Species

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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Weird, Crazy, or Insane?

Nurturing has its challenges and we often call surprising actions weird, such as the green and purple streaks in your son’s friends hair when really we mean, “My how creative you are. What possessed you to be brave?” As nurturers … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Get Past the Post-Holiday Crash | Live Happy Magazine

The holiday festivities are over, the gift-giving bills are coming in and the routine workweek has returned. Here are five things you can do to keep your spirits up. Source: 5 Tips to Get Past the Post-Holiday Crash | Live … Continue reading

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