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Bullying doesn’t have to be part of the school experience. Learn how parents can immunize their children in Louise Hart’s back to school article.

The Bullying Antidote focuses on solutions. Parents will evolve.” — Dr. Laura Markham

The Bullying Antidote
is a well-researched resource for practical positive parenting skills that can help kids of all ages avoid the bullying dynamic forever. Now booking workshops for parents and teachers of pre-schoolers to teens!

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“You can stop looking now. If you are looking for the definitive book on bullying, you have found it.” — Kristin L. Roush, Ph.D., Life Coach, Psychology Professor

More Books by Kristen  |  Ask Kristen to Speak  |  The Lighter Side

#PencilParty at the Impact Hub!



With the great staff at Oakland’s Impact Hub, I am celebrating my love of the pencil next week. Love to draw? Love to create? Love the pencil? or to just to be silly? (Have any friends in Italy? We’ll be creating greetings for me to take to artists in Florence and Rome!)

Join me at 12:30p – 1:30p January 28th for some fun time to talk about how great pencils are, and to draw and write with them, too.

(Note: Bring a pencil. Some paper would be good too.)


Jan 28th, 2015; 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Impact Hub Oakland

Picnic Table

2323 Broadway

via | Oakland’s Best Co-working Space.

You’ve Got That Thing


cover“How would one define a DecoBelle? By her rouged knees? Her bee-stung lips? The gold beachball she carries around? To be in the presence of a DecoBelle is to be in the presence of mystery: How does she do that? Why does she do that? And how does she make it look so easy? What “it” refers to, of course, is the charm that she exudes, the grace with which she carries herself, and the way she makes those around her feel like the world is better with her in it.”

Chapter Three of Dance Like a DecoBelle publishes today. Are you a subscriber?

A New Year…A New Work…A New Art Form?


logo-1Nearly two hundred years ago, a French nobleman named Alphonse LaMartine wrote a series of deeply sentimental meditations on divinity, one of the first examples of Romantic poetry. Inspired by this collection, Franz Liszt composed a soul-searching piano cycle, also called “Harmonies poétiques et religieuses.” And now, coming full circle, I have written lyrics to the thundering opening number, “Invocation.” A bit less florid and rapturous than LaMartine’s original (and a tad more humorous, it being from me and all), my poem comes from an  place of sincere terror. Read the rest of this entry

Support my Dance Evangelism…


I’m hoofin’ it for hoofin’…. doing some fundraising for a class of 50 high school students.  The kids are bringing in donations—dollars and quarters here and there—but they need some help! Can you can make a donation in any amount or sponsor a student? Maybe you’d like to come join the class yourself!

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Cinderella as Stoic Philosopher


read anywhereI’m re-reading The Souls of Her Feet because it’s coming out soon with a new publisher—and I came across this passage:

I cried that night, realizing I would probably never get what I really wanted, ever again. I strengthened myself, thinking of all the people in the world who would never get what they wanted. I wondered how they coped—people who were poor, people who were at war, people who were in natural disasters or other sucky situations—and then I realized I actually did have some control. If I didn’t want anything, then whatever I got would be a nice surprise.

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