Education, Guatemala, Interbeing, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story, wisdom quotes

Replacing the Human “Race” with Humility & Humanity

{Full article originally posted on elephant journal} My home is situated smack dab in the middle of two villages. The first, San Marcos La Laguna, is a town known primarily for its plethora of spiritual teachings, holistic wellness offerings, yoga courses and the like—a hippie haven for the past few decades. The second is Tzununa,… Continue reading Replacing the Human “Race” with Humility & Humanity

Connecting, New Paradigm in Practice, Writings

Revolutionize Your Relationship…

... to relationship. We are conditioned to think that "relationship" means, above all, romance. the One Soul mate life partner happier ever after thing the love/marriage relationship on a pedestal above all else We are conditioned to believe that Relationships can be sinked (sunk) can be compartmentalized into convenient boxes: partner, kids, family, friends, acquaintances,… Continue reading Revolutionize Your Relationship…


Terrorists, the terrorized & me.

“An eye-for-eye and tooth-for-tooth would lead to a world of the blind and toothless.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi The question is not whether to pray for Paris, or to pray for Beirut or Kenya or Israel or Palestine or the USA. Get it? Obviously, we can and do pray for the victims of any violent attack… Continue reading Terrorists, the terrorized & me.

New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

24 Inspiring Quotes on Learning to Change Your Mindset

“The primary goal of real education is not to deliver facts but to guide students to the truths that will allow them to take responsibility for their lives.” ~John Taylor Gatto, A Different Kind of Teacher: Solving the Crisis of American Schooling "Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into… Continue reading 24 Inspiring Quotes on Learning to Change Your Mindset

Education, Michelle's Memoir

Just Say No to School

{Read the original on elephant journal} “To understand life is to understand ourselves, and that is both the beginning and the end of education.” ~ J. Krishnamurti Although I am grateful for my conventional education and experiences in traditional schools, here’s why I don’t want my child to ever be subjected to the tyranny of… Continue reading Just Say No to School

Michelle's Memoir, wisdom quotes, Writings

Grappling with God.

Who is God? What is God? When is God? Where is God? Why is God? How is God? In short, God is Us. Everything. Now. Everywhere. Because there is nothing outside God. He is not a He; She is not a She. God is formless, timeless, priceless and wonder full. I’ll never forget my best… Continue reading Grappling with God.