Category Archives: Home Visiting

What is the Hokey Pokey All About?

When I was a social worker/home visitor and got paid for playing with toddlers, I worked in a community that was predominantly Spanish-speaking.  This means that I learned a couple of songs in Spanish that are typically sung in Puerto … Continue reading

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Room for Misunderstanding: Proxemics and the Platinum Rule

Last week, I facilitated a day-long workshop for a delightful group of dedicated social service folks who work with people who are homeless or are about to be homeless.  It was the second of three workshops I have done with … Continue reading

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Gratitude on this Last Day of 2013…

I woke this last morning of 2013 with my mind full of gratitude.  Lists and sub-lists of thanksgiving began to form.   Here I offer my small public witness of gratitude for this past year.  I want to acknowledge the limits … Continue reading

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Any Reaction: Both are Transformed

Nearly two decades ago, when I first earned my MSW and ventured into the world of home visiting with families with children birth to three, I stumbled upon this quote from Carl Jung. It rocked my world. I resonated with … Continue reading

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Conflict Fluency, Matching, Shushing: Taking a Leap of Faith

Today is day two of a three-day training intensive called “Culture, Diversity, and Change: Developing Skills for Inclusive Community,” we (UU ministers, ministerwannabes, and assorted ilk) focused on intercultural aspects of conflict. Do you know how it can be complicated … Continue reading

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Long Live Sensus Fidelium: Workshop Facilitation and Spiritual Intelligence

In my Early Christian History class, we talked about how creeds came into existence.  The professor ~ the brilliant, funny, and knowledgeable Reverend Mary Luti ~ spoke about the development of Christian creeds not as handed down from above. Well, … Continue reading

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On White Identity, Terrorism, Radical Subversion, Home Visiting, and Love

On Monday, Joan Walsh wrote a compelling article on Salon, “Are the Tsarnaev brothers white?”  She begins with a discussion of a piece by David Sirota, written after the bombing and before the suspects were identified, that expressed the hope … Continue reading

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