One week to go in my fundraiser for Oakland Kids. Please donate, share, participate! * * * * While writing Chapter 3: Problematic Childrearing Practices, outside my open window my nineteen-year-old neighbor who lives with her unemployed mother sat with her girlfriend on the steps of the apartment next door. Her toddler, ready for a […]
It’s been a busy October! I started a little job as Site Lead at an elementary school for the NoBully program. After having written about out-of-the-box Bully Prevention Programs (Chapter 6 of TBA), it is interesting to be involved in one! NoBully succeeds by building empathy…a key component of Zorgos! (More on this later.) But there […]
In a wonderful two-hour interview I did in Boulder, Colorado, with Paula Thompson, Andre Radatus, and Christilyn Biek-Larson, the hosts of Cosmic Citizen Radio, I only said “um” about 800 times and “you know” about 9000 times! We talked about bullying from a spiritual perspective, and everyone left feeling full of Zorgos, inspired by Gandalf, and empowered to go out and change the […]
Invite the authors for uplifting event that leaves audiences with new knowledge to see bullying differently and create positive change in classrooms and families. Material is available in a variety of formats to suit your audience.
A report from of our first bookstore appearance by blogger & children’s writer Tanya Grove!
No one wants to raise a bully! And no one wants their child to be bullied. But bullying is happening anyway—more pervasively, more indiscriminately, and in some cases more violently than ever before. —from the introduction The Bullying Antidote: Superpower Your Kids for Life by Dr. Louise Hart and Kristen Caven (Hazelden, 2013) provides parents with […]
Please share this event with parents in your community! Kids are back to school (sort of)—a great time for parents to tune up their own skills! Join me for a Saturday Night Stuck-at-Home Survival social for parents: Peaceful Parenting in Stressful Times A Zoom class for parents seeking greater family ease, connection, and mental/emotional […]
Workshops: For Parents: Bully Prevention through Positive Parenting (2 hrs) The Meaning of Zorgos (45 min.) Raising an Upstander (30 min.) The Power of Zorgos (30 min.) Hosting The Zorgos Project — helping parents set up reading groups to solve problems created by bullying dynamics. Based on book, The Bullying Antidote. Beyond Bullying Parenting & Positivity […]
I have been a social activist and community organizer all my adult life. Here are some works of which I’m especially proud. Zorgos Day In 2017, Oakland’s mayor proclaimed October 15th “Zorgos Day” in honor of the work done by The Zorgos Project, educating parents and families about the long-term effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences […]
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For Parents: My Mom’s classes & books 99¢ Ebooks Anti-bullying resources on The Zorgos Reader For Everyone Mom’s book, On the Wings of Self-Esteem And more based on Martin Seligman’s PERMA model plus the ‘V’ of Vitality added by Emiliya Zhivotovskaya The Flourishing Center offers free public programs and a podcast Take the free […]