Posts filed under: Mentoring

Holding Things Loosely

Hold on. Hold hands. Hold close. Hold back. Hold tight. We have a tendency to grasp too tightly. Especially when something has captured our hearts. Such as when we love...

The Power of Story Telling

The 1500 students would start to get restless. They would become distracted and fidgety, especially if the assembly dragged on. Yet, the moment he started to read, as he did...

Students as Teachers

The students attending the alternate school were great teachers. I do realize that they arrived at the alternate setting to be counselled and taught by me and the other teachers...

Complaints with Recommendations

She stormed into my office and starting complaining. Furious with one of her students,  she began to angrily vent about the girl’s unacceptable behaviour in her class and what she...

The Write 31 Days Challenge

I have decided to take up the challenge of #Write31Days! The #Write 31 Days challenge is an invitation to writers and to members of the @fiveminutefriday community to write a...

There is Always Room at the Table for One More

He needed a place to stay. Just between one move and another move. So one of our sons came home and asked if his friend could stay with us until...

Walking in Each Other’s Shoes – Part Two

A friend messaged me after reading my latest blog post, “Walking in Each Other’s Shoes”. Tim’s message quoted a sentence from the post, along with a clarifying point: “history that...

Walking in Each Other’s Shoes

She looked at me from across the group of women and said, “What do you know, you have red shoes.” Initially, I was taken aback. I was caught off guard,...

Leaning into the Sacred

I love the idea that any place or moment can become sacred as a result of how we engage and interact with it. Jan L. Richardson in her book, Sacred Journeys, writes...

Mine versus Ours – When Rights Collide

Bickering voices emerged from the living room. Things began to intensify and the volume rose. And then shouting, “No, It’s mine! I’m playing with it”. The other quickly responded, “But...