Author : Tawn

The Beauty and Magic of a Home School

Non Linear, Integrated Learning is Easy As Pie!    Today is a sunny day and we are going to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium to study the amazing Jelly Fish.  We have watched National Geographic Videos; examined in minutiae our ZooBooks, our three oldest students took turns reading to us from more books in [...]

Science Accidentally Proves: We Are Who Others Encourage Us to Be

Finally, It is Proven, We are Shaped By Our Environments! For years, more like decades, it has been argued that infants are not aware; that they cannot learn anything complex; that they do not communicate or have memory; even that they feel no pain.  It was thought that fetuses and infants had no language until [...]

So You Want to Have a Breakthrough… Well, How Bad Do You Want It?

Anatomy of a Breakthrough Series: Project: 60 and Smokin’ Hot! A few months ago I turned 59 and I started to think about where I wanted to be by my 60th birthday, generally a milestone in a person’s life. So I looked at all the different domains of my life, Body, Love and Relationship, Travel, [...]

GreenLife Foundation and GreenLife Project One

I am so excited to announce that we are formally starting our first GreenLife Community Project! I will be announcing more specifics soon, but for now here is a bit about the organization and what we are about. GreenLife Foundation’s mission is to educate and inspire others to live committed lives, contributing to their families, [...]

Build Your Own Ark — Explorations of Working From Anywhere

About 5 years ago I started conjuring a plan to retire in 5 years. Well I have not gotten to that, yet… but oh so close! I, of course, had other dreams too… 1. To be bicoastal and live near a tropical beach 2. To have enough passive income to be able to be out [...]

How To Start a Business Without Losing Your Job

Small start-up businesses have had a huge resurgence in the past 5 years. Since the US recession and ever so slow recovery, people of all walks of life have started needed additional income or are so worried that they will be laid off that they are turning to self-employment at unprecedented numbers.   At the [...]

Butterthief Gardens, A Sacred Place

Nestled among 40 acres of pristine old growth cedar high above the rambunctious Chehalis River this fantabulous spot is a sacred   place for me to find clarity, write without distraction, breathe, discover inspiration, and just be among nature at is finest.   Home to nut trees, wild blackberries (of course), huckleberries, exotic   vining [...]

Costa Rica White Water Rafting

For those of us who love adrenaline, this trip was worth the effort.   It was quite a hike down to the river and fortunately they float the boats down from up river.  We have good class 4′s in the Pacific Northwest during the spring, however the water is just above freezing and it is loaded [...]

Schoolhouse Earth —

Love, love, love Schoolhouse Earth.   A 501(c)3 parented by Transformation of Education to develop innovative programs that interface with schools, support teachers, and design powerful and impactful stewardship education that leaves contributing adults who are responsible, creative, and engaged in life.       With programs like Edible Rainbow, Local Growers Program,  Body Logic, Schoolhouse [...]

Ahh, Italy

Two and half weeks of blissful travel.  In the dead heat of August, started in magical Venice, and trained to Florence.  Never was there a city like Florence.  So beautiful, so full of art and architecture.  Everywhere you look is a wonder of craftsmanship.  The people are lovely and warm (except when I asked for [...]