I am not much for “near death experience” stories. In fact, after exploring this arena for years, I’m quite cynical about spiritual/new age/self help hubba jubba. But… (and as my dad used to say “everything before the but is b.s.” haha) this one got me. Anita Moorjani beautifully articulates why we can truly live without fear, and why we ought to. She points to how fear is the greatest...
Hey. Not sure why I am writing today, except as an exercise in catching up with myself and assimilating change. The last month brought a lot of change into my life. Good change, change I had been desiring for a long time, but change nonetheless, and change can be quite tumultuous. It was fast, certainly not seamless and came with a lot of negotiating and re-balancing and working out the...
We ARE made of STARDUST xo
”Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.” Arthur Miller When Tony Danza found out I was a teacher he jumped at the opportunity to come speak to my students. I was really taken with his generosity. I am still floored when real deal artists offer their time, wisdom and energy so graciously. And Tony Danza is just that, the Real Deal. So many of us know Tony for his...
Gift for Sarah - Matt Damon Video So, I’ve met a few stellar men in this city. I mean really great guys – family men, star performers, experts, humanitarians, uber caring mailmen, the works… but I would have never guessed the nicest guy I would meet in NYC would be Matt Damon. In my opinion (which happens to be quite critical after two decades of studying acting, writing and directing...
Bruce Springsteen & Mike
Great little article on my brother and Bruce… really somethin’ http://www.mikeappel.com/news.html click link for more from “Backstreets”
ART for SALE
“If the only words you could utter were ‘thank you’ and ‘I’m sorry’, you would have enough language to be a mighty poet…and to add ‘I love you’ would be a full life, well lived”- Jennifer Appel For creations by commission and painting dimensions and prices please contact Jennifer
Clouds by Berndnaut Smilde →
Tilt’s Half Covered in Graffiti Hotel Room →
A mountain keeps an echo deep inside. That’s how I hold Your voice– Rumi
Tweet New Music Project Coming Soon… http://dlvr.it/15v2Qt
ADD & ADHD
A Study: How Children’s ADHD Symptoms Affect Parents’ Feelings and BehaviorPlaying in the grass may ease ADHDPesticides in food linked to ADHD in kids http://dlvr.it/15v2Pt
Helping Children with Executive Functioning...
Here are some strategies to help a child who does his or her homework, but doesn’t turn it in… read more http://dlvr.it/15v2Qk
Being an Efficient Homework Helper: Turning a...
Homework is a constant for most children — it is always there. And for many children, it is often a chore. Just the concept of “homework” can cause multiple anxieties and negative feelings. To assist parents and students, this article prese… http://dlvr.it/15v2Qc
Articles of Interest:Q&A: The Unappreciated Benefits of DyslexiaColleges Step Up to Meet Dyslexia ChallengeDyslexia Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to MePhilip Schultz is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and the author of the forthcom… http://dlvr.it/15v2Nq
TeenLife is the “go to” resource for parents, teens, and educators actively looking for meaningful learning experiences—regionally, nationally, and internationally—for students. Our award-winning site, handy guides, and face-to-face events f… http://dlvr.it/15v2MS
Effective Literacy Instruction
Having helped develop and spearhead an “Expanding Literacies” program across the curriculum county wide in Northern Virginia, I came upon a plethora of research about effective literacy instruction. While I cannot begin to share all of my findings… http://dlvr.it/15v2Lv
CNN Learning Resources
Learning Resources is designed to help adults improve basic skills like reading and spelling using real-life stories on topics of interest to adults. http://dlvr.it/15v2KL
Read, Write and Think
Enrichment Lessons http://dlvr.it/15v2Kz
“What would you have me do?” she asked.“I would have you give your soul to the world.” http://dlvr.it/14gKCp
someone’s still got it ;} xo!
An Old Musician
How Should Those who know of God Meet and Part? The way An old musician Greets his beloved Instrument And will take special care, As a great artist always does, To enhance the final note Of each Performance. From: ‘The Gift’ - Versions of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky
Song I wrote awhile back about being FREE in LOVE....
What an honor to be a teacher. Kids learn and trust and grow and then..they leap. I love to watch them leap! Here’s to another year of having the honor to participate in the amazing process of belief to achievement! I’m tellin ya, my life is sweeeeet! (not to jinx anything, but wow xoxoxo!!)
I know we might all be part of consciousness and I have felt SUCH profound and ever-lasting peace! But..um..it’s just so fun to be me..I think I’m going to try it for awhile..k? xoxo!!
I have been so busy surviving, setting up shop(s), re-defining, working and worrying (no more room for that anymore! too busy creating and enjoying the life I’ve always wanted!!) that I haven’t been in the space to just be ME! And I’m loving it now that I’m back. Whoa that was too long. I’m in love with life again. Struggle had its benefits in birthing all this...
"You're It. It has to be simple..." →
Power of Words →
watching it again. yearly ritual. fav scene is... →
cool spiritual teacher →
The Dangers of blogging
The danger of blogging for me is that it starts to sound like I know what I am talking about. I’m taking my best guess moment by moment just like anybody else. No expert here…
Daily Inspiration from Unity
I see myself and others as one in Spirit. We are one; there is no separation. There is no judgment. There is only the realization that we are each made of the same “stuff” in our unfolding universe.
When I do what I see needs to be done, I am working in accord with the natural...– Being Useful- Daily Meditation
I look for what needs to be done… After all, that’s how the universe...– Buckminister Fuller
love me my die hard NY surfers →
more excerpts from Solara ;)
“This is happening because we are being released from the old paradigm of duality and entering a new paradigm of Oneness. This shift in paradigms may occur as a gentle letting go or as a forcible ejection when we feel pushed out of old situations. No matter how it occurs, we are going to experience it. There is no way to avoid it, nor would we want to, for this is what is most needed. All of...
Wooooo this is out there!! But...I gotta say, on...
SOLARA’S SURF UPDATE: JULY 29, 2011 Quantum Surf Alert!!! The Surf is growing to tsunami proportions. The energies are building up. This is bringing many situations and issues to either a crisis point or to a Turning Point. Issues, both large and small are coming up. This is happening because for a long time these issues were not faced honestly. And when they are brought up, the proposed...