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AVOW Op-Ed

Journal Gazette Publication: October 14, 2018 We tend to think that school-age children are blank slates who don’t see color and only learn about race when they first encounter it. Yet studies show that by ages 2 and 3, kids use race to choose playmates as well as to reason about people’s behavior. By ages 4 and 5, white children show strong biases in favor of whiteness and have already learned to associate some groups with higher status than others.…

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1:1 Sessions/Workshops

I love to help people dismantle internal obstacles so that they can connect with each other in profound, meaningful ways. What do I mean by ‘internal obstacles’? Patterns, belief structures, childhood learnings often before language, cultural norms…so many things that get in the way…

I Am Modern Madonna

I know how to make the stares smile and the words shift, but that means I give up a part of me. I am not willing to do that. I am ready to be bold and honest. I am willing to be seen. I…

I Am Babushka Madonna

I am strong and wise. I can be afraid and trusting at the same time. I am willing to step into the unknown because I know there is more to be. I choose more. I Am Babushka Madonna is an 18×24” giclee print on…

In Summary…Thailand Tidbits to Recap

We spent just over two weeks in the beautiful country of Thailand and are more open and humble as a result. I’ve blogged many of our experiences in the travel section of this website, but we also thought it would be fun to summarize…

Biking Through Coconut Groves and Floating Markets

All three of us agree that our day of biking through the coconut groves was THE start-to-finish best day of the trip. I know that for me, it was a day where I felt in the moment, really experiencing the adventure. That is in large…

Sacred Ayutthaya

When I saw that Ayutthaya was in my 100 Journeys for the Spirit book, I knew we had to incorporate it into our Thailand trip if possible. The Siamese kingdom of Ayutthaya used to be the capital of Thailand and reigned from 1350-1767. It was…

Tom Yum, Pad Thai, Red Curry, Oh My!

We enjoy learning to cook new foods, particularly dishes we love eating. Alex gifted us with a Silom Thai Cooking School class at Christmas presenting us with menus from which to choose what we wanted to learn to create. We landed on tom yum soup,…

Bangkok

Still on a high from the elephants in Chiang Mai, we hopped on our next one-way, Air Asia flight to Bangkok. Bangkok is a much larger city than Chiang Mai so navigating from the airport to our apartment was comparatively stressful primarily because our first…