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Affirmations for Children: May You Know Love

This Post is dedicated to the Children and the Child in all of us–that deserve to be allowed to be loved for existing. Meet my Poetic and Parental Self at my most spontaneous best. What is the most important thing you can give your kids? Resilience? Emotional Security? A Good Education? Financial Security? This question…

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AUM: Awareness, Understanding, Meditation and a Restored Sense of Self

Let me begin with two questions: Do you know how to be yourself? Do you grant yourself permission to be fully human? The first time I experienced the

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Who Am I?

” Who am I?” is the most important question you can pose about the most important project you have going on. How come it is not THE

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Thought of the Day: September 6, 2012

How many of the people you know, actually seem to know themselves and be themselves–for themselves? Yes, I know it seems a circular question–and it is not. For some of us it is only as adults we may become truly true to our Self–and that is more work than we imagined.

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Reclaiming a Sense of Self takes time. But it is worth it.

To all the people along the way who hurt me, lied to me, betrayed me, disappointed me…you taught me more than you could ever take from me. Your lesson was a blessing and for that I thank you. (~The Social Butterfly) I dedicate this post to all the people who have “family” and have still…

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Like Dad Said: Count On Me

Long-time friend, Margaret has on more than one occasion referenced with loving humor some truisms of her father’s that vividly painted a picture of what growing up his daughter felt like—and what shaped who she is. Apparently, he had a short but important set of rules and values that both shaped her sense of self…

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Don’t Ruin My Picture! Or The Sweater (by Guest Blogger Linda Zeppa)

Editor’s Note: Guest Blogger, Linda Zeppa has the privilege of being a teacher to the youngest of students and the stories I hear her tell when we sit for writing time together make me smile. She is the kind of teacher I loved as a student myself. She is the kind of teacher who lets…

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Summer School and Select Random Thoughts on Education of the Self

 “It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.” ~Leo Buscaglia, aka Dr. Love, Author, Speaker, Professor of Special Education I heard an advertisement in June that disturbed me. The ad was aimed at parents, and the…

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As a Parent Will I Become My Mother?

There is a “revolution of revelation” going on inside of me and I am getting to know my Self better because of it. These past months of working as part of the Healthy Sense of Self team has given me many opportunities to explore deeply, why I am the me I am,  the thoughts I…

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What a Big City Brings Out in One’s Sense of Self

It’s been over a week since my return from a trip to New York City for the first time. I’m still processing what was a wonderful trip with my 12 year old daughter, hosted by a dear friend who loves New York City and his East Village address only slightly less than living in Hawaii.…

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