Courtrooms and the principals office – tough places for emotional and spiritual connections.

So we can start with this assumption – people are physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  Or physcial, psychological, biological and social?  Means the same thing to me – our social selves and our spiritual selves.  Anyway – the point of the blog. Court rooms and principal’s offices deliver punishment for wrong doing.  Courtrooms – impact…

The benefits of using equality, values and a labyrinth approach.

I’m going to focus on providing rationale for my Circle style.  Background in this post. Equality.  How I promote this:  during my opening explanation and with the use of values.  I explain how we are all equal and all responsible for our circle experience.  We get what we give, in a brief sense.  I make…

An update from the 2nd National Conference on Restorative Justice.

A very blustery day here in San Antonio Texas.  I made a new friend before I left the hotel this morning.  We started chatting over coffee and visited all the way to the session.  I should have asked her for ‘blogging’ permissions. There are almost 300 people here.  I’ve connected with some old friends and…

Circle-keeping brings the best of who we are right to the surface.

Catherine and I got to spend some time together, we caught up by sharing stories about Circles.  I am a high energy and passionate person.  Catherine is a dedicated, professional and energetic teacher.  She’s been learning, using and sharing her experiences of Circles in her Classroom.    You can search ‘Catherine’ on this blog and read…