To say what a thing is “about”—a daunting task! I began this project with the vision of a dialogue between educators and helping professionals, regarding the many creative ways to engage with, and support the healthy development of, children and adolescents. That continues to be important to me.
Also important, however, is the time I’ve spent exploring mindfulness with inmates at the county jail. And as a graduate student of social work, I had the privilege of conducting quality-of-life interviews with senior citizens for an NIH grant study. Life’s been rich with opportunities to grow.
Reflective by nature and a longtime lover of words, I write to process and share the sorts of experiences that fill me—with hope, with inspiration, and especially with respect for those I encounter who are, themselves, actively in the process of becoming. As Roethke wrote in his most famous poem, “I learn by going where I have to go.” Learning is the “about.” Writing is the conduit.
Thank you, then, for reading.