A new term, a passion and taking life on, full force.

Today in Bikram Yoga, the teacher introduced me to a new term.  “Yoga Buzz”.  We do a pose that gets your heart pounding like you ran up a set of stairs.  In reality it’s a backward bend in 104 degree heat.  I love it.  It’s not for everyone.  In one class I remember thinking “am I…

10 tips for MADD speakers, VIP speakers or victim/survivor storytellers.

I’ve had the good fortune to know someone’s story and speaking abilities before nudging the person to be a speaker/storyteller.  So today via email, I sent off a 10 tips list.  As I started it I realized more details for my book.  I am writing a book on implementing Safe Teen Driving Circles.  You can…

The long lasting impact of a ‘positive countenance’.

SCVRJP runs Victim Impact Panels, comparable to a MADD Victim Impact Panel.  At SCVRJP we introduce Restorative Justice, the healing power of listening and telling stories.  Our speakers are typically a victim and an offender.  We also have survivors, like a parent whose child died and community members, like a first responder.  We ask our…

Bringing alive the storyteller . . .

On Friday afternoon two community members attended a Circle when Tom was to tell his story.  The two community members are both students.  One of them is a student in my advanced restorative justice class and the other is a college student who is doing is required service learning hours with SCVRJP. Tom and I…

SCVRJP volunteer resources

St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice will send you monthly newsletters, email scvrjpcranston@gmail.com.  Theses newletters include volunteer opportunities.  We love to have our volunteers self-select what they would like to help with.  We started a FACEBOOK group today.  We’ll keep that updated with volunteer training and opportunties.  I posted a few links to that site, and…