Articles in the In the Moment Category
Guest Blogger, In the Moment, Unschooling »
Miro and I receive personal emails from our readers weekly, many with questions about our lives, sometimes with questions that I am not qualified to answer. Some seek advice, others just want to connect and many want to share how we’ve touched their lives. For us, this is the greatest honor and we are so moved by the incredible honesty people share with us. It’s about community, something I’ve started to experience on a much deeper level in our lives since we’ve decided to embark on this journey.
I always answer …
In the Moment, Project Unschool Peru »
Self-Sabotaging thoughts are worse.
If you are an avid reader of our blog, you may have noticed I haven’t written very much in the past month and a half. There’s a reason. I’ve been so exhausted and focused on our other project (linked here).
As most of you know, Miro and I have envisioned bringing natural learners to Peru to create a temporary learning community. The idea was an inspired one, but it is also seeded by a selfish desire. The desire to share some of the amazing discoveries we’ve made with …
Ecuador, In the Moment, South America »
Home. A place or a feeling?
Our 50+ hour bus ride was guided by our memory of a place we visited over two years ago. Neither of us minded the long hours of travel as we needed to renew our tourist visa in Peru. So it was decided, we’d return to the beach we called home for a month in 2011. We’d return to Montañita.
For us, home is not always the physical place we go to sleep, it’s how we feel about the place, externally. But more importantly, it’s how we …
In the Moment »
Drained of one’s physical or mental resources; very tired.
(of resources or reserves) Completely used up.
I didn’t know this would take so much out of me. But this is the third day I feel exhausted, lazy, tired, tired, tired. One more day of rest for myself. A few more hours of grounding. A little time for me. Then, you’ll find me back on the writing horse, I’ll I write about the last week and half with the unschoolers, our fantastic trip to the jungle, a trek through the mountains to a …
Adventure, In the Moment »
Never in my life have I experienced a physical threat. I did not know what that feels like to have aggression directed at me. I have never been confronted physically by another person. Nor do I live in fear.
I consider myself lucky.
I also feel on many levels this sort of violence doesn’t come into my life since it’s not something that really enters my consciousness. I know it’s out there, but I believe wholeheartedly that that which you give your attention to becomes your reality.
I tend to take the high …
Robert was my partner for my baby care class in early 1999 before Miro was born. I was as big as a house with less than six weeks of pregnancy left. And I was very newly single.
I had no idea what I was in for, but at that point, there was no turning back. So, never having held a baby before in my life before Miro, I enrolled myself in baby-care classes.
We sat in class together, laughing, putting diapers backwards on a stained baby doll, engaging in talc powder fights and …