Tag: Connectedness

Our Darkest Day Brings Gratitude for Light

Learning about the Winter Solstice… So the shortest day came, and the year died, And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world Came people singing, dancing, To drive the dark away. They lighted candles in the winter trees; They hung their… Read More

Exploring the Past to Appreciate the Present; A Simple Family Thanksgiving Experience

Everything that is past is either a learning experience to grow on, a beautiful memory to reflect on or a motivating factor to act upon. – Denis Waitley It’s not unusual for our family’s thoughts and conversations to turn to those who… Read More

Seize the Moment – Random Acts of Kindness Week

Once there was a tree and she loved a little boy… – The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein When my son E turned seven in September, we hosted a party with all of his friends at our local park. I created a… Read More

What’s in a Name? Teaching Children the Art of Introductions

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. – Chinese Proverb It’s been said that the sound of our own name can be magical. It’s often true and particularly so for a child. I remember the principal saying… Read More

Holiday Family Meetings

The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. – Anthony Robbins Have you ever worked for an organization in which you called your work colleagues friends or “family”? I have had that great fortune… Read More