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…

Restorative Justice Circles provide a feeling of importance.

Do you like to feel like you are important?  Gosh I do and I like to provide that to other people as well.  Not the important as in arrogance, but feeling important like you matter and make a difference. A recent Circle “newbie” described that the Circle made her feel important.  It was a Circle…

Remembering our roots, gaining perspective.

I have been the non-profit executive director of the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program, SCVRJP since 2005.  Prior to that, I was the board vice-chair, I was one of the first board members, I attended the first official board meeting.  I still have the letter, agenda and minutes. SCVRJP is facing a financial transistion. What…

Restorative Justice and lessons from Bikram Yoga, skill practice for both.

I have taken two Bikram Yoga classes in Fort Collins, Colorado.  As I have gotten back into this process, I have a few comparisons to restorative justice.  Change, 100% effort and working on the edge. Change.  When you are in the steaming heat holding one of the 26 postures, stretching your body as you can,…

Weird, kinda freaky, totally needed and helpful . . . finding a ring.

I am in my empty nest transition, as I type that transitioning to what I don’t know.  Am I just an “empty-nester” now, do I get another title?  “Happy, single, independent, bird house”? Anyway . . . I believe in cleaning and rearranging, it just stirs up the energy and you feel a little different.  I…