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Kay’s Journal: TEDx MileHi – UNCOMMON

On Saturday I attended the TEDx speaker event at the Buell Theater, the main stage in our downtown Denver performing arts complex. It was beyond inspirational — I came out of it feeling like a slacker! Here are some of the incredibly powerful and moving speakers I heard:

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Kay’s Journal: June Q&A with Kay

I tried Alphapoems but I didn’t like the technique very much because it was hard to make it rhyme and have decent rhythm when I was constrained by the next letter of the phrase staring at me. Am I doing something wrong? — Confused Alphapoet Dear Confused —

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Kay’s Journal: Synchronicity and Dr. Pennebaker

The new Journal of Specialists in Group Work came yesterday and I picked it up with the passing thought, “Maybe there will be something in here for my blog.” A quick scan of the contents table didn’t seem to offer much in the way of blog material, so

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Kay’s Journal: Fairy Gardens

One of my favorite springtime rituals is inviting the neighborhood children to plant their own “gardens” in the big pots that adorn the gate to my patio and flower garden. This year I had a team of three — two four-year-olds and a two-and-a-half-year-old. A younger brother, about

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Kay’s Journal: Pencils for My Birthday

  The merry month of May is my birthday month (the 12th), Mother’s Day (I was born on Mother’s Day!), and now the birthday (May 7th) of our family’s newest addition, Elam James Schroeder, son of my niece Kelly and her husband Jeremy. So far Elam is a

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Kay’s Journal: Lala Land

  I’m home from the second annual Los Angeles Expressive Therapies Summit. Barry Cohen, the organizer of both this Summit and the autumn one in NYC, has an uncanny ability to gather vast crowds; this conference had more than 600 therapists in all facets of expressive therapies and

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Kay’s Journal: Degas

I spent a sensuous and delicious morning with Edgar Degas last Friday. A beautifully curated collection, Degas: A Passion for Perfection is in town at the Denver Art Museum. I knew Degas from his ballet portraits and scenes, and some of his “women bathing’ pieces were ancillarily familiar.

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Kay’s Journal: Montreal Snippets

On Friday I leave for Montreal for the second Mastermind of my coaching cohort group. I’m excited to be with my peers and coaches and the excellent facilitation experience I know is ahead. Here are some snippets from the second 90-day sprint (Jan-Mar). My

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Kay’s Journal: An Indie Poem a Day

March has yielded its temper to the fickle sweetness of April, the third-snowiest month of the Colorado year. Today, Easter Sunday, is the first of April. I hear the toddlers next

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Kay’s Journal: Marching for Their Lives

On Saturday I marched, along with tens of thousands of students, parents, teachers and community members, in downtown Denver. We stood in solidarity against gun violence and for the return of school safety, school counselors, a better-funded mental health system, and a way of

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