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Beading and Un-Beading Relationships

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” (Henry Winkler) Simple, But Not Easy As mentioned in this space previously, I’ve been doing some beading lately. I love how easy it is to make something beautiful with beads. The patterns look so complicated. It’s an illusion. Beading is not difficult. It does take a shifting of expectations […]

Trading Snow Globes

  “Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity.” (Nat Turner) Zillennial Gifts I completed the educational part of my counselor training in 1999. The landscape of mental health looked notably different at that time. My daughter’s micro-generation, the “Zillennials”, had just been born. They had quite a lot to teach us. The particular […]

Healing Relationships Step Seven: Repair

“We must use money to heal where people are hurting and to stop more hurt from happening.” (From “Seven Steps to Healing” by Edgar Villanueva in Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides, second edition, copyright 2021, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc, Oakland, CA)   Righting the (relation)Ship In Villanueva’s model for economics, this is the stage […]

Healing, Step Six: Invest

  “We need to put all our money where our values are.” (From “Seven Steps to Healing” by Edgar Villanueva in Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides, second edition, copyright 2021, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc, Oakland, CA) How Much Can You Invest? Bearing in mind that Villanueva’s original steps of healing were geared toward economics, […]