The Treasure Box of Tiny Stones.

At the Playground, where I work play, there is a very small treasure box. Whenever you remember something that hurts, you drop a tiny stone from the bowl of tiny stones into the treasure box. If it hurts a lot, you can drop more stones. All the stones! It’s...

Permission to take time.

If you’re only going to read one permission slip today — But why would you do that? Read all the permission slips! It’s fun! — I would go with this one. I wrote this for myself. But you can have some too. That is the magic of permission. There...

When things aren’t working.

The hardest part when things aren’t working is waiting for the new things to come in. The ones that do work. That is to say: The new patterns, the new customs and rituals, the new techniques, the new approach. (If you’re a shivanaut, you’re...