The author atop Rocky Butte in Portland, OR. Photo Credit: Meghann Street Buswell

Sexual Abuse, Body Image, and The Healing Power of Dance

by Ophélia Martin-Weber You can learn more about Ophélia’s future in dance and support her by going here.   Ballet requires dedication, strength, confidence, bravery, endurance, grace, hope, joy, passion, concentration, memory, self-esteem, flexibility, knowing who you are, critical analysis, adaptability, ability to learn quickly, pain tolerance, and eventually, really …

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Wonderful, Messy, Children

In the last few days, my children (all girls, in case you’re just tuning in), have: – created saw dust paths throughout our entire yard, calling it snow, which came from cutting up our fallen tree, and there is now “snow” all over the inside of our house. – made …

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Welcoming the Whole Child

  When parents welcome a baby into their lives, it can take them a long, long time to recognize that they haven’t …

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Flexible Parenting

Flexibility may be one of the most important qualities for a parent to learn. Flexibility with when they get to places, for …

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How to Be a Supportive Partner

The single most desirable quality in a partner today is perhaps that they be a supportive one.  But who actually has such …