Welcome

Welcome

My website contains a wide range of ideas and supports for the personal growth of humans of all ages. Through the medium of blog posts, I try to illuminate the inner world of and its importance to human happiness and living thoughtfully.

I describe the many ways our inner life is affected by the quality of our relationships with others, the natural world, and the grandeur of the cosmos. The body of my work focuses particularly on the needs of the spirit. I discuss human spiritual needs foundationally –i.e., without tying them to any particular religious affiliation or secular belief system.

I understand the spirit as that part of us that integrates our feelings, longings, and deep aspirations. The spirit supports our will to live and to grow, to be inspired by human goodness and find life meaningful.

Children and Teens – Educators and Parents

A main focus of my website is on strengthening the spirits of children and teenagers. Many of my blog posts discuss ways to meet emotional and spiritual needs in the classroom and at home. I often focus on the benefits of being outdoors and the research that confirms how important it is for our health and overall well-being to spend time in natural settings and green spaces of all kinds.

I provide ideas that can be used by teachers and parents to build stronger identities, strengthen the resilience of young people, and enrich the lives of children of all ages. A second focus is on ways adults can increase their self-knowledge, self-compassion, and emotional intelligence, and develop greater inner strength. Many Blog posts are crafted to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of parents and teachers.

Human Spirit, Earth Spirit

I feel it is of great value to the world and also personally rewarding to consider the needs of all people and of all living beings on Earth in our reflections and emotional life. Central to my blog content is the understanding that everything is connected to everything else—a deep knowing that is foundational to living a life that contributes to the common good, the health of the planet, and brings joy to our commonplace experiences.