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

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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…

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…