Story is a powerful way to build compassion and bridge understanding between cultures. Story has the power to heal as well as teach.

Beyond Boundaries · Essays and tidbits from Nancy Bo Flood

Entagled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

I Am a Process

August 31, 2021

I am a process … not a thing, not a piece of matter. What do I mean? Try reading this profound paragraph and let it roll around in your brain.

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The stillness of poetry

July 6, 2021

A poem for you to enjoy … let the words roll around in your mouth like candy … the images cause you to imagine … and smile

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A Mary Oliver Poem

June 15, 2021

This summer, a tribute to some of my favorite poems and poets. from Mary Oliver’s poetry collection Devotions, an excerpt from “From the Book of Time”: I rose this morning…

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Read at Home

Read at Home

June 1, 2021

Remember when you were a child and how fun it was to have your very own copy of Highlights … or any children’s magazine? Children haven’t changed.  Research shows that…

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Fighting Words

Mental Illness, the Unwelcomed Elephant in the Great Green Room of Children’s Literature

May 11, 2021

No one escapes taxes, death, or mental illness. Directly or indirectly, we are all affected by mental illness, our own or someone we care about. Almost everyone—as a child or…

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May 6, 2021

I don’t think about bank accounts, bills to be paid, and my list of “to do today” when I awake. I look outside my window … cloud bottoms are good-morning…

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A Plan for the People

A book for Earth Day

April 20, 2021

Let the information, the emotions, the ideas, and ideals of Nelson Mandela fill you head and heart.

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“The Peace of Wild Things”

April 13, 2021

As we prepare to honor Earth Day on April 22nd, reflecting on our important stewardship—take care of this earth and the earth will take care of all—with clean air, food,…

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