Happy New Year! I welcomed 2018 watching fireworks over the Wellington Harbor and feeling incredibly grateful for both the year past and the year ahead.
The highlight of January was a visit from my brother (Eli) that started on January 1st. What a great way to start the year! We took full advantage of a beautiful New Zealand summer and explored the South Island from Dunedin to Kaikoura and took a short road trip on the North Island as well. It was wonderful to get to share my life here with Eli and to go on a great adventure together!
Since he left, I have been getting back into the swing of researching, writing, and preparing for the year ahead. The university is starting to pick up following summer break and this week we start training the new Heads of Hall and Residential Advisors in Restorative Practices. It is a busy and exciting month ahead!
I am continuing to contribute to the NACRJ (National Association of Restorative Justice) newsletter, The Restorative Well. To read the most recent issue, click here.
You can check out the most recent edition of the Rotary District 5440 Peacebuilder Newsletter here.
For my reflections on the US Senate’s recent use of a Talking Stick during the government shutdown, check out The Power of the Talking Piece.
For my thoughts on how a paradigm shift proposed in the medical field could also impact peace building efforts, check out Peace in the Soil.