Articles in the Inspiration Category
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On November 22, Miro and I gave a presentation at the Global Education Conference. It was a virtual conference, hosting speakers and participants from around the world. The conference was geared towards to global educators so in essence we were speaking with an audience of teachers. We were so honored to be selected to participate in this conference as we believe global education is so important..
Living Life to the Fullest, Unschooling, Videos »
Natural learning + learning about nature
On this blog, we’ve written extensively about following our interests as the foundation of my son’s education (natural learning + unschooling). We’ve also written about learning through virtue of traveling, being curious in the world and consciously processing new experiences into a “learning opportunity”.
Miro and I are both gifted with a natural curiosity which keeps us asking why, where and how? As a result, we are both committed to perusing knowledge based on the constant stream of inquiry inspired through every new experience.
We recently looked up …
Adventure, Archaeology & Ruins, Culture, Living Life to the Fullest, Peru, South America, Videos »
The Qoyllur Rit’i festival is one of the oldest indigenous festivals on the planet.
Translated as the Star Snow Festival, Qoyllur Rit’i is a spiritual and religious event, held annually in June, in the Sinakara Valley in the Cusco Region of Peru. Every year, more than 10,000 participants attend the festival strengthening their ties to their ancestors, ancient traditions and cultural connections.
Attending the festival is not for the faint of heart. There are no roads or vehicles to transport you to the festival site. Along with thousands of other committed pilgrims, I …
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 …
Inspiration, Single & in My 40's »
I just began my 47th trip around the sun.
Are you frickin’ kidding me??????????
The number itself feels much denser than the way I actually feel. Especially today. Life travels down a linear path, so I know intellectually, there’s no other option than progressing with time. There are instances that I notice my body-container that has traveled with me on this trip around the sun is in fact, aging. But my spirit remains ageless.
I woke up the morning of my birthday, refreshed, alive and excited.
And I felt a little fear and shame about …
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 …