Open Heart

Open Heart

I spent last Wednesday with an animated group of teachers—St. Augustine’s in Vancouver, BC. Their retreat, before a new school year. Our topic, an invitation to create sanctuary, allowing us to honor habits that sustain our wellbeing. We began the…

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Talk To Me Like I’m A Human

Talk to me like I’m a human

The shot is true, a low laser, past an outstretched goalie, into the corner of the net.  After he scores, Mr. Parker performs a joy-unrestrained airborne jig, and bumps torsos with another teammate as the fans dance and cheer, GOOOOOOAL! What makes this story so special?   Mr. Parker has only one leg.  The other was amputated during…

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You’ve Got A Friend

You’ve got a friend

Tommy was his parent's pride and joy.  A very bright, creative and contented little boy, he began kindergarten with his parent's certainty that he would flourish. At the end of the first week, Tommy brought home pictures he had colored. His mother and father…

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