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by | Jan 14, 2016 | No Comments

Our children’s sensitivities are real.  For my daughter’s birthday, we purchased a new water bottle for her.  The next morning after receiving it, she filled it up with water and took a sip.  Then she announced, “It smells like Natural Grocers.” Crazy enough – that’s where I purchased it!  I…

by | Jan 6, 2016 | No Comments

Admitting that we have made a mistake is hard.  It is particularly hard for those of us who are perfectionists.  It begins with an intense internal process in which we grapple with the fact that we messed up.  We realize how it impacted others.  We get angry with ourselves.  We…

by | Nov 18, 2015 | No Comments
girls running

Once upon a time, in the mountains high, lived a little girl who decided to try.   She joined a group to learn to run and with her friends had lots of fun. But as time passed by she came to dread the 5k race that loomed ahead. For she was…

by | Nov 9, 2015 | No Comments

Sometimes the best morsels of insight arise from a frustrating situation.   This time it came in the form of a dead car battery. There is never a good time to find out that your car will not start.  It is always frustrating.  Yesterday was that day.  The weekend had been…

by | Oct 28, 2015 | No Comments

Gratitude is a part of our bedtime routine.  It’s simple.  We each take turns saying something that we are grateful for from the day.  Interestingly enough, we have found that the toughest days hold the greatest opportunity for gratitude.  We have to dig deep to find the good.     The…

by | Oct 14, 2015 | No Comments

While sitting in the waiting room during my children’s dental appointment, I pick up the People Magazine lying on the table.  I open it and am instinctively drawn to an article about a couple who have been killed.  My curiosity leads me to read it.  It is disturbing, yet I…

by | Sep 23, 2015 | No Comments

Local friends, please share!   Guiding Bright is offering a School Day Off Program on October 9th for all children K – 6th. The program will be held at the North Routt Community Charter School. Bus transportation will be provided for Steamboat Springs School District Students from the transit center…

by | Sep 16, 2015 | No Comments

Autumn is here.  School is back in session, the seasons are changing and anxiety is in the air!  This time of transition impacts adults as well as children. In the midst of the daily pressures, we forget that we have a natural calming agent at our fingertips: MUSIC.    One recent…

by | Sep 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

Thinking that maybe you can’t learn something new? WRONG! If you haven’t seen the video of the backwards bike, you have to check it out.  The link is provided at the end of this post.   Children are constantly learning new things.  Some may come easy for them while others cause…

by | Aug 25, 2015 | No Comments

So it’s August again already.  How did that happen?  I’ve already wandered with eyes glazed-over up and down the aisles of Walmart pilfering through school supplies.  Now it is time to tackle the dreaded clothing inventory. Ugh!  The very thought makes me cringe and ushers the kids into hiding.  I prepare to don my cape…

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