Goodbye 2012 , Hello 2013! Here’s to an Uplifting and Uncomfortable New Year!

I have a heart full of gratitude for those who have helped make 2012 such a wonderful year. Thank you. I have a son who is always reminding me to get out of my comfort zone and keep growing. I have friends and family, near and far,  who support me when I take baby steps to … Read more Goodbye 2012 , Hello 2013! Here’s to an Uplifting and Uncomfortable New Year!

Y is for Yell Yes!

Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to You  by the Letter Y. Yell Yes? Yes! When invitations, opportunities, new eXperiences come your way, yell,  “Yes, I’ll try that.  Yes, I’m  in.” When challenges, obstacles, bumps,  or frustrations come along to make things hard, yell,  “Yes, I can deal  with this. I … Read more Y is for Yell Yes!

Ukulele Unleashes Unbridled Urges

 Ukulele. Or maybe it’s the wine? The wine has loosened my tongue and inner editor. But the ukulele and my ukulele group have  unleashed unbridled urges: to create, to sing, to express myself, to unite with other ukelele players, to uncover the hidden or scared musician wannabee. Well, ukulele and unschooling. Thank goodness I  began … Read more Ukulele Unleashes Unbridled Urges

T is for Trust.

Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to You by the Letter T.  Trust.    Trust yourself. Trust and listen to your intuition, that inner voice, your gut. Even when it’s hard because most people disagree.  Trust your children. Trust in their ability to grow,  to learn, to know themselves and their … Read more T is for Trust.

S is for Share.

Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to you by the Letter S. Share? Share what you learn, share what you play. Share what you read, make or explore any day. Share your enthusiasm, wonder and zest. Share your doubts and fears when you don’t feel your best. Share your gifts and … Read more S is for Share.

R is for Read!

Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to you by the Letter R. Read. Read aloud Read in bed, read between the lines Read ‘cause you can Read dreary doctrines. Read everyday! Read fine print, read for fun and with friends. Read google and giggle, Read hardcovers to get through hard times. … Read more R is for Read!

L is for Listen

Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School. Brought to you by the Letter L.  Listen.  Learn to listen, really listen, without reacting. (Sometimes so hard to do!) It doesn’t mean you have to do what the person is saying to you. Listening is such a fantastic way to learn, connect  and love. Listen. Listening … Read more L is for Listen