Author: Anni Ponder Hisey

Let us sing

I was having a conversation with my dear friend Jeannie, who is, among other things, a singer/songwriter with a long story and a beautiful smile. She was telling me about a season in her life where she literally could not sing. She had a total blockage. Not just like some sort of emotional blockage…she literally […]

Books we love: ‘The Book of Joy’

I want to share a book with you in case you might be up for a really affirming read: The Book of Joy, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams. I am a co-founder of Joyful Scholars Montessori Elementary in Wenatchee. At the core of our little school’s mission is JOY. […]

What do we do now?

{Editor’s note: This is not a partisan site, just as this post is not a partisan post. Anni is sharing what’s on her mind and what’s going on in her own home, which is what our bloggers do here every day. I know we’re all feeling a bit raw today. Please do not read into […]

Books we love: “Mindful Loving”

I’ve just finished reading the book that, likely, I will be reading for the rest of my life. Now, to be fair, I’ve occasionally been accused of always being fired up about my latest read, but there is more to this story. “Mindful Loving” by Dr. Henry Grayson has opened my heart to a whole world […]