Peace & Transformation

[Interviews with Students] the effects of Believing is Seeing 11 months later

[23 days ’till Daily Peace] One of the most valuable things about my Believing is Seeing e-course is it’s gentle but powerful approach, making the practice of peace more possible to sustain. Laurie is one of the peace students who gave me a powerful gift. The gift of confirmation. Change …

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One thing you can do for Peace

Peace as the embodiment of action

[24 days ’till Daily Peace] At the Teachers 4 Social Justice conference a couple of years ago, I began presenting ideas about how to use peace in the classroom. Not peace as in ‘peace and quiet,’ but peace as a tool for accelerating change and supporting each other in purposeful …

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renegotiating “creative blocks”

perceiving the deeper currents of our creativity

*( i wrote this for the authorartists in my HEART OF IT/creating children’s books that matter course. it’s still a little ROUGH, but i wanted to share) Often we think of creative flow as this fantastic high of great productivity and inspiration pouring out of our being. This can seem …

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Creativity: Our Greatest Resource

Claiming Face blog series with Maya Gonzalez - Part 2

  Last week, in Part 1 of the series, I opened with something as simple as a polka dot and how it carries the story of our unique experience. This is the beginning of art, the beginning of self expression. I also talked about how important it is for us …

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Polka Dots, Self-Portraits and First Voice Multicultural Children’s Books

Claiming Face blog series with Maya Gonzalez - Part 1

I’ve decided to resurrect and revamp my blog series that I originally posted on the Children’s Book Press blog, the seminal multicultural publisher, before they became an imprint of Lee&Low Books. I also shared Part 1 of the series as a guest post on Mira Reisberg’s Children’s Book Academy blogettes …

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Afraid of the Flow

Learning to live life the way I make art

Learning to live life the way I make art Nearly all of us have been divorced from the full strength of our creative flow since the freewheeling freedom of childhood. And honestly, I know many of us didn’t have the kinds of childhoods that encompass a whole lotta freewheeling. So …

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Stirring Up some Peace & Manifestation

How supporting inner peace in ourselves can lead to a greater ability to manifest what we want in life!

So much media I see about manifestation focuses on the physical plane. I’ve never really related to that. I like to have my rent paid, don’t get me wrong. But when push comes to shove, what I’ve really needed to take into any and all situations is inner peace. I’ve …

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