time isn’t money; relationship is.

A six-year-old boy in Colorado was recently expelled from school and charged with sexual harassment for showing affection for a classmate by kissing her on the cheek. The school had a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment and he had crossed that line, most...

strong offer friday

LIFE IS A VERB CAMP – A Camp for Adults who want to Love Well, Live Fully, Let Go Deeply, and Make a Difference September 24-27, 2015 Asilomar Retreat by the Sea, Pacific Grove, CA Like everything else, Life is a Verb Camp evolves. It is living into my vision...

thinking thursday

mind Oh, Harper Lee. You deserve better than this at the end of your life. How mindfulness changes your life. body Just flip it over. Need to create Infographics? Here you go. I bet this would ship well if you made me one. My favorite make-one-day-and-eat-the-next...

thinking thursday

mind Oh, if you love design, and you love Apple products, you will love this on the shape of things to come: “Jobs’s taste for merciless criticism was notorious; Ive recalled that, years ago, after seeing colleagues crushed, he protested. Jobs replied,...

thinking thursday

mind “Because as soon as we liberated ourselves from a concept of what our son’s education should look like, we were able to observe how he learned best. And what we saw was that the moment we stopped compelling Fin to sit and draw or paint or write was the...

I am not raising a badass Marine

I want to share something in this safe space, with one request – that in any discussion we have about this, we not denigrate the person who sent me these messages. Obviously this is a lot more about her than about me. I am sharing it because I believe many...

tuesday book stack : free to learn

The importance of play—crucial for children’s healthy psychological development and ability to thrive in life—is woefully underestimated by parents and educators, according to Peter Gray, a Boston College developmental psychologist and author of Free to Learn: Why...

poetry wednesday : she’s not gone

Neither is the poet gone, though he died last week on Valentine’s Day. “You met a lot of unpretentious people in Philip Levine’s spare, ironic poems,” Dwight Garner wrote in the New York Times on Sunday. “Come as you are, this important and emotionally committed...

happy birthday to the real johnny.

I know I joke a lot about Johnny Depp. And I write about Johnny Unitas a lot. And Johnny Appleseed. And Johnny Cash. But the fact is that there is only one Johnny. My Johnny, Mr Brilliant, the father of our two amazing girls. And today is his birthday. (And...

strong offer friday

“We re-engineer the behavioral and developmental gaps that are prevalent among youth in public housing.  We use bicycles, hard training, and tough love to accomplish this monumental task.  From top to bottom, we operate in a different way, with a different...