Soul Sculpting: Un-Fixing a Fixed Mindset: The Tools Part 2

Soul Sculpting: Un-Fixing a Fixed Mindset: The Tools       Part 2 Research study: Children are asked to “think out loud” as they face problem-solving tasks, some too difficult for them. One boy (my new role model) reaches a question that completely stumps him and he responds by pulling up his chair, rubbing his hands together,…

Soul Sculpting: Un-Fixing a Fixed Mindset: Identify Part 1

Soul Sculpting: Un-Fixing a Fixed Mindset: Identify       Part 1 Fill in the blanks with words to create a true sentence. (You can play with a variety of words with topics like spirituality, intelligence, relationships, personality, creativity, physical strength, mental health, emotional health. . . ) When it comes to __________ I love a challenge. I…

Invitation to Join 2018 Lenten Challenge

Invitation to Join 2018 Lenten Challenge The Challenge: Make a prayer list of 100 things you love. When: February 14 – Ash Wednesday through April 1 – Easter When my daughters tell me about things they love, I listen. When we tell God about things we love, God listens. Benefits of taking on this challenge:…

An Invitation

Claire’s home for Christmas. We are together in our unfinished Great Room discussing life while Claire is sewing an Edwardian Cape and I am insulating . We are comparing notes about what’s important to us and we discover that we both currently have a passion to help others thrive. I’ve got the tools that I…

Reflections on Unschooling

Reflections on Unschooling When Claire was 5 and Terese was 3 I (Cheri) made a radical choice to home-school It had just become legal in Washington State and I knew of only one other family who had taken the dive. Ironically my big concern was that my children might not turn out normal. Just like…

Sculpting Project 25: Risks are the Road: Week 1

Sculpting Project 25: Risks are the Road: Week 1 Marti’s eyes open wide as she watches my browning marshmallow seriously sag towards the fire. “You’re such a risk taker,” she exclaims! Evan and I laugh. Marti had just told us scary stories of her hot air balloon adventures and my sagging marshmallow just didn’t feel…