Posts in Adults
Family Ties during the Holidays

It is the holiday season. The story of the holidays is one of love, joy, coming together and experiencing the best of being a family. How do you reconcile this story with reality if someone you love is being abused by a partner? What part do you play? How do you support the person you love? How do you protect yourself?

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The High Price of a College Education

The price of a college education at Lewis and Clark College right now is a lot more than the cost of tuition, it is personal. The freedom and security students felt a week ago has been shaken by racist posts and threats followed by hate motivated assaults on two students in one night. They are not alone. Racist threats were made to students at Western Washington University on Yik Yak last week.

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One Families Pukulan Journey

“Nothing you can do is wrong.” This was one of the first things I was told when I walked into a class at One With Heart. My inner voice laughed skeptically. The concept that I could do nothing wrong was as absurd as it was revelatory. But the instructors prove it true again and again. It is not that everything I do is correct, but that there is no judgement in the Puklulan studio.

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Slaying the Monster

 For the last 20 years I have taught self-defense to women and children. Many come to class most concerned about stranger assault.  These assaults can happen and it is important to feel confident and prepared to handle them.  But the reality is most assaults are committed by someone we know. 

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Gender Equality: What in the World is Going On?

March 8th is International Women’s Day. The United Nations theme for 2016 is Planet 50/50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality; equal pay for equal work, safety for women and children, women treated with dignity and respect. International Women’s Day has been given voice and vision to these ideals for over 100 years.[i] How close are we to closing the gender gap in 2016 and can we get there by 2030?

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