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April 18, 2015 Lesley Romanoff

Out on a limb: Practicing Mind-Body Integration

Andrea stepped up and reminded the parents gathered for the membership meeting to breathe. She also told me to let them breathe, but I couldn’t, just wouldn’t stop, I kept going…something very important had happened earlier during the school day and I needed to share it. It was so relevant to the evening’s topic, “Mind-Body Integration” (see [...]

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April 8, 2015 Lesley Romanoff

The Campfire Arc

This year was different. That first flame presented only a momentary pause for the children. They wanted to leave the circle even before the fire had flared to go back inside. I scrambled for ways to make them stay longer, even as I challenged myself, “What’s the big deal? Why do I NEED the children to stay?”

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March 22, 2015 Lesley Romanoff

Collaborative Risk Assessment

She climbed up fast…it took her only seconds to reach the domed top of the “nature den” the Tink children had built. And in this case, built actually means wedged and woven. The builders had propped and pushed branches upright and once a number of the larger branches were leaning and wedged just so against [...]

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