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dalai lama comes to chicago

We learned recently that H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama is scheduled to give a public talk on non-violence at Loyola University in Chicago on April 26, 2012. Tickets are very limited, but we have sent in our request and are hopefully awaiting a response as the date nears. More information is on this event is available through The Tibet Center of Chicago. Peace.

children should be heard

Adora Svitak is 12 years old. She is the youngest speaker at the TED 2010 conference. She, along with most children I meet, is living breathing evidence as to why children should be heard and given a fair and equal voice. Children deserve equal trust and respect.

As I listen to Adora in her TED speech, it seems that she is addressing the very values we attempt to embody in our whole life learning and gentle parenting lives. It is not our hope to make Aidan into anything–and certainly not to make him into some version of us; rather, we trust that he will become everything that he wants to be, and we will enjoy and love him everyday. We continue to learn from one another. It is a reciprocal relationship, built on trust, respect, authenticity, and love.

history is made, entering a new era of responsibility

On this day, January 20, 2009, history is made. President Obama takes his inaugural oath and the tide of history changes…

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