Seriously, Go Play

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Play Do you play? Play is what you do to have fun. What defines play? One definition of play is: to amuse oneself, entertain oneself, enjoy, relax, frolic, frisk, to move or function freely, perform, or spontaneous activity of children. According to Perri Klass, M.D. in a NY Times article Taking Playtime Seriously play is “essential for development and essential for learning.” Kids naturally play from birth. […]

Get Your Mind Aligned with Your Heart – Mindmap Class

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Get your mind aligned with your heart in mindmapping. Come expand your imagination with this fun, art-filled process, find useful solutions, develop greater creativity.  This Mind Mapping class with Cat Wilson will include exercises to enhance creative ideas, including vision boards, writing exercises, and surprise activities to tickle your creative bone. Light Refreshments provided.   Get your mind aligned with your heart Mind Mapping Happiness […]

Civil War vs. Idea Day

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  The American Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865 and ended. Yet, there is a “Civil War” regularly in football every year.  How about a “Civil Peace” or “Celebrations of Harmony” or “Misty Landscape Day” or “Idea Day?” I hear the door open. “Hello,” rings a cheery voice. “Oregon Ducks pulled out a 1 Point win in the last 29 seconds!”  I’m not […]

How to Handle College Kids Moving Home

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“Hi, Mom. Hi, Pops. Mind if I stay awhile?”  Do you have young adults living at home after time away? How do you do “Home Again” with your kids after college? Here are some ideas on how you can live with more peace of mind. Times are Interesting “Empty Nesters” may be re-feathering their nests again. Are you one of the lucky parents? Some parents […]

Visual Recording is Eye Candy

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Visual Recording is Eye Candy Imagine students sitting and listening to a lecture on changing beliefs. Some of the participants doodled, some used colorful pens and took notes, and some mind mapped their speaker’s lecture. It’s all good here! In this class were educators, retired doctors, sales people, holistic healers, business executives, and others who were interested in the topic discussed. What was interesting about […]