Master the Magical 15 Minutes

 

Do you need:

  • A boost for your creative practice and confidence?
  • A spark for your creativity?
  • A tip for beginning to learn something new?
  • A trick for getting unstuck?
  • A method to postpone procrastination?
  • A tool to help your kids with learning something difficult?
  • A self-administered kick in the pants to just get on with a dreaded task?

Just last week Suzi Colpa and I were discussing these ideas with a group of women who attended our Tea and Tales event.     Continue reading “Master the Magical 15 Minutes”

Building a Park, Building Community, Building Skills for Lifelong Learning

Most times you can’t see into the future.

You don’t aways know which choices you make and actions you take will “pay off.”

In my experience, there are a few that are absolutely sure bets, no regrets choices.

And they are volunteering with friends, neighbors, and other community members to create spaces to welcome everyone in the community to come together to play, to learn, to celebrate, and to work on accomplishing goals that serve needs greater than your own.

To do hard things together for the greater good, things that lasts beyond your use date.  Continue reading “Building a Park, Building Community, Building Skills for Lifelong Learning”

Seasons of a Self-directed Learning Journey

 

To everything (turn, turn, turn)

There is a season (turn, turn, turn)

And a time to every purpose, under heaven….

 

This photo from 4 years ago turned up in my Facebook timeline this morning.

 

Learning to play ukulele, playing and singing with other people, has been a challenging and rewarding self-directed learning project for me. And there have been seasons – when I first started I was excitedly practicing every day and meeting with my mostly homeschool mom friends weekly with our matching blue dolphin ukes. We went to Uke Festivals and workshops. I was so excited I wrote a song and created a photo series I call Dr. Uke says…to show what songs I was working on and how I was feeling. The group was evolving, I started working on the books, and mom’s illness progressed. The season and my learning journey shifted.    Continue reading “Seasons of a Self-directed Learning Journey”