The photo is from July 30, 2011 the 2nd Annual Walk for Awareness which is the annual fundraising event for St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program. I talk about my Dad, here in the blog and in trainings and presentations. He and my step-mom Alice attended this year’s event.
I blog on my perspectives as a Restorative Justice practitioner and executive director. SCVRJP provides several program and services to our local community. Additionally, SCVRJP provides contracted trainings and presentations, to help schools, agencies or communities that want to implement Restorative Justice. I have worked with a middle school in Washington DC and law enforcement in Boise, Idaho. I work hard at being a dynamic public speaker and presenter. I focus on delivering training and speeches that motivate, impact and inspire, while teaching the core foundations and philosophy of restorative justice. Teaching people how to do it, is also very important.
I am the Mother of a wonderful kid! My daughter is going to be 20 in January. She is the light of my life! It was just the two of us and we really enjoy life. We traveled to Vietnam, Mexico in her teen years. She was in her first Circle at age 9, thanks to my friend and mentor Kay Pranis.
I have been blogging since 2009, and I love to share what works, and the power of restorative justice and circles. I believe we are all both personal and professional and so sometimes I blog about my life. I never really dreamed what would come years down the road. Now I have nearly 30 subscribers to the blog and over 100,000 visits. I hear it has helped people and I appreciate when I meet someone for the first time (at a conference or training) and they thank me and let me know they read the blog. I feel an instant connection. This blog is like me, and my life and as a friend has said about me, I “put it out there”!
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