If most young people are operating from a foundation that, on some level, is unstable,
the first question is why? The second is how to help?
ALL MANNER OF THINGS
is a book for ages 11 through 18 and a school-based curriculum launching innovative conversations that explore the paths to embodying a full and conscious life.
What gets in our way? Specifically, what part does insecurity play?
Where does it come from, how does it impact us, and what can be done? Unpacking the stories that shape and inform us, we open them for inquiry
and determine their place in our lives.
• What ideas tell us about ourselves and others? What do they say about what makes us valuable and who we should be?
• Where do the ideas come from? Are they helpful? Are they absolute? For instance, if our DNA shows we all come from a spectrum of places, what does that say about our ideas of skin color and race?
• What roles do we take on? Are we aware of them? How do that affect us?
• What happens when we stray from our integrity? Are there consequences? Where does that path lead?
• What's the importance of understanding who we are, and what's right for us? For instance, if we say 'yes' when we mean 'no', how does it impact us in the moment and in how we continue to show up?
• What's the value of being true to ourselves and knowing our worth? How do we practice that? Does it have to be related other people's behavior or what they think?
• What part do the Media, the internet, and Social Media play?
• What about the changes happening with our bodies? How are we experiencing them? What's their affect?
• What do we know about sexual energy and sex?
• What do we think relationships are?
• What are we told about love?
• What about our thoughts? Are we aware of them? Are how we feel and our thoughts related?
• How important are things like caring, kindness, presence, purpose, good health, and stillness of mind?
Introducing critical conversations, ALL MANNER OF THINGS helps
empower young people to be their own, fully tuned in advocates, understanding who they are, and how they show up