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Why Are My Kids Holding Snake Skin?

Why Are My Kids Holding Snake Skin?

  Why am I having my kids hold this snake skin on their first day of school? A Double-Dog Dare You situation? An annual Fear Factor ritual we weirdly insist on our kids engaging in? No. It’s because it represents the process of shedding and new growth. You see, as...

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Seen & Heard

Seen & Heard

  The TEDx Minneapolis event this past Friday evening left me with a feeling of appreciation for all the ways we as humans show up to share our gifts and talents. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the event—mostly I thought there would be speakers, food, and...

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Cutting the Figurative Cord

Cutting the Figurative Cord

A couple of years ago I did the eulogy for my 101 year old Grandpa's funeral service. Afterward, a woman approached me, introduced herself, and told me that she was one of the nurses who stood with my dad while he watched me being born. I had the umbilical cord...

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Enjoy the Silence

Enjoy the Silence

The hubby, kids, and I are at the cabin this weekend, and I said to my husband Tyler, “now I understand why my grandparents used to sit in their rocking chairs in their living room in silence and look out their big picture window.” After decades of raising 4 children...

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What Nature Teaches Us About Our Own Growth Process

As someone who’s job it is to be slightly obsessed with personal and professional growth, I find myself pondering the concept of “growth” quite often. And what I find is that—no surprise--nature is one of our best teachers about what lasting, transformational growth...

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openness

OPENNESS

CONSCIOUS MIND

CONSCIOUS MIND

true self

TRUE SELF

Wheel of Wellness

WHEEL Of WELLNESS

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