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A Mother’s Gaze: How Mothers Affect Our Inner Growth

You learn the world from your mother's face. The mother's eyes, especially, are a child's refuge, the mirror where children confirm their existence. From the doting reflection of its mother's eyes, a baby draws its earliest, wordless lessons about connection, care, and love. And about...

The Spiritual Guidance of Storytelling

Wisdom Storytelling The wisest creature on planet earth, according to Irish mythology, was a salmon. Not just any salmon, but a very specific salmon that we call Fintan. Fintan lived in a lake over which grew a very special hazel tree that dropped nuts; we call...