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Adventures in storytelling: Live narrative events are having a moment

From performance magazines to cross-genre storytelling ‘death matches,’ to philosophical lecture series on modern issues—narrative exploration, an evolved version of the hoary “conference,” is fast approaching a cultural tipping point. 659 more words


What books do for the soul

Here’s a lovely video by Alain de Botton’s School of Life What Books do for the Soul : The four psychological functions of great literature. 385 more words


Learning is as easy as baking cookies

This morning our planned sit-down school time consisted of listening to the first chapter of Charlotte’s Web (more on that later), discussing Charlotte’s Web, and working on addition. 332 more words

Family Life


There is something enchanting about the innocence of youth. Have you ever noticed how the old take comfort from the young? As if an encounter with youth is a tonic for their own regrets, cleansing, a guard against mortality even. 734 more words


Motivational Monday: It could be worse

Every so often on a Monday, I get the blues. I guess they are called Monday blues for a reason. Today I’m ok actually, even though work is kicking my ass. 161 more words

Navigating Mind & Body

The Psychology of Colour Pencil Set

Available from The School of Life (click below to go to the site).


A Late Bloomer

As I was walking out of my therapist’s office the other day, I came across this partial rhododendron bloom. Usually, we see rhododendrons bloom in the spring, but this one was putting out its bud early in the fall, and I loved its vivid purple expression against the yellows, reds, and golds of the nearby autumn trees. 369 more words