Author Archives: schetgenhaus

About schetgenhaus

life is good and only getting better - looking for ways to see the heart of a person each and every day - if the chatter is too loud - simply turn down the volume - but don't tune out - you might miss something grand!

The Neuroscience of Gratitude

I wanted to share a quick read with you about the brain science behind gratitude. I have been working on being consciously grateful for some time now. Gratitude pulls me out of the doldrums faster than most anything else I … Continue reading

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Bridge the Hyper-partisan Divide

So what is next? In a few days, we will have a group of Americans who feel that they have lost and a group of Americans who feel that they have won. And I ask of you, now what do … Continue reading

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Listen. Think. Love. Our only Choices.

My heart hurts this morning and tears keep leaking out at unexpected times. I have such a depth of sorrow about the events over the past week. I remember remarking to my mister last summer during the Ferguson riots that … Continue reading

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Day #5 Let’s Talk TED & Unschooling

I have great admiration for the life that this family leads with their children.  The concept of “unschooling”is difficult for me,  being the daughter and sister of educators. Yet, as I watch the Heilmans mature – I question what we … Continue reading

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It is just a ride…right?

I am tired…aren’t you? I am tired of the lack of compassion, the preponderance of fear, and inability of many people to actually consider a differing point of view as valid. On Facebook, people are color-filtering their profile pictures in … Continue reading

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New Horizons and the Present of  Yes (a bit of introspection when I should be working)

Mothra has permanent resident status in my belly, and yet…it is working out. Continue reading

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Life is too precious to live it half-assed.

Originally posted on Community House:
 One of my dearest friends just lost her husband to pancreatic cancer today. Another will be heading down to visit her mother who just had another 4 stints placed in her heart.  My prayers are…

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