Start and end a conversation with two words.

“You should . . .”  If you start a sentence with that, you are ending a conversation with me.  I was just born with this independent streak.  I can not stand to be told what to do.  Yet I have this aggressive, competitive, “be the best” spirit and that must mean I need to listen…

Restorative Justice blog advice, 6 tips for the practitioner or advocate.

I have been blogging for just over 2 years.  I started in September of 2008.  Right now the blog views are just over 81,000.  One of my blog role models, Penelope Trunk, has 60,000 subscribers to her blog (I have a handful, maybe two).   I also author two other blogs, and guest post whenever I…

Me? Am I at home in the emotional world? Values are feelings.

It’s hard to express yourself when you don’t know who you are. My life is in great transition.  I am living alone for the first time in 18 1/2 years.  I am a single, work-a-holic.  I just glanced at a Wedding invitation and that makes me feel better about connections. The last few months of…

Blogging brings “you” out. Both the author and reader of blogs.

I have written 478 posts, 25 of them are still in draft form.  I have been blogging since September of 2008.  Over 58,000 people have linked to this blog. A quick google of the phrase, “benefits of blogging” and 17 million results.  I know blogging has helped me.  Its given me the gift of writing…