Posts By: Kimberley Sanders

Kimberley Sanders

You Need to Find a Way to Say . . .

Precisely What You Mean! ?When trying to express oneself, it’s frankly quite absurd, To leaf through lengthy lexicons to find the perfect word. A little spontaneity keeps conversation keen, You need to find a way to say, precisely what you mean . . .? Mary Poppins It’s Monday, and It’s a Mary Poppins kind of… Read more »

Stuffed, Starved, and Ignorant

I have a German mother who took every opportunity to tell my brother and me, ?You are what you eat.? Naturally, as a kid it meant nothing, and I continued to eat as much Gummibären (Gummi bears), marzipan (almond icing), and lebkuchen (gingerbread) as I could scarf down. And every December, just in time for… Read more »

Take Action

?Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. It can include physical, sexual, psychological and economic abuse, and it cuts across boundaries of age, race, culture, wealth and geography.? Say No?UNiTE to End Violence Against Women website Take action! Inasmuch as these words inspire community engagement and transformation,… Read more »

Who Are the People in Your Neighbourhood?

?Oh, who are the people in your neighbourhood? In your neighbourhood? In your neighbourhood? Say, who are the people in your neighbourhood? The people that you meet each day.? Sesame Street Tell me, who are the people in your neighbourhood? I remember singing that song with my son in the mid-1990s. We sang about all… Read more »

A Penny for Your Thoughts

?Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.? Joseph Campbell, American mythologist (1904 – 1987) To Whom It May Concern: As you will see from the attached resumé . . . I have written those words quite a few times in recent weeks. My academic journey at Athabasca is nearly… Read more »

Drive-Through Decorum

This article originally appeared April 24, 2009, in issue 1716. Am I correct in thinking that in 2009 there is nothing common about courtesy? Like most of you, I am a dedicated distance learner transitioning from part-time to full-time studies. To make it happen, I left a full-time corporate career for a part-time café career…. Read more »

Words – John Fox, Part II

A certified poetry therapist, John Fox is a poet and author of Finding What You Didn’t Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity through Poem-Making and Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making. John conducts ongoing poetry groups in the San Francisco Bay Area and is an international leader in the movement of poetry therapy as… Read more »

Words – John Fox, Part I

A certified poetry therapist, John Fox is a poet and author of Finding What You Didn’t Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity through Poem-Making and Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making. John conducts ongoing poetry groups in the San Francisco Bay Area and is an international leader in the movement of poetry therapy as… Read more »

Rite of Way

?I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.? Albert Einstein Rituals. We all have them. There are physical rituals (your partner brushes his teeth using a weirdly rigorous technique). There are emotional rituals (your colleague plays BTO’s ?Taking Care of Business? before every staff meeting). And… Read more »

Drive-Through Decorum

Am I correct in thinking that in 2009 there is nothing common about courtesy? Like most of you, I am a dedicated distance learner transitioning from part-time to full-time studies. To make it happen, I left a full-time corporate career for a part-time café career. I assumed it would be a fairly easy transition; I… Read more »