Please enjoy these posts from my The Auntie Way Blog. Thanks for reading!

  • Marathon Lessons
    One of my relatives and I are training for a marathon. I found a training plan and we’re adapting it slightly so race day falls on the very date a small marathon is being planned on my people’s homeland (with Covid precautions in place). I did that race the very first year it was held,Continue reading "Marathon Lessons"
  • Writing Amid Distractions
    2021 is off to a challenging start. The violence, hatred, fear, and oppression shouts so loud it seems to try to drown out everything good and nurturing and sustaining. Sigh. At times like these I remember I need to pick up my Auntie teachings and hold them close to my heart. Write them on aContinue reading "Writing Amid Distractions"
  • Calendars Are a Sacred Tool
    What we place on our calendars becomes what we focus on in our lives and work. Our calendars set the boundaries for our days–how and with whom we spend our time, energy, and presence. In yesterday’s Auntie Rules for Meetings Workshop we discussed each attendee’s aspirations for how we want to feel when we lookContinue reading "Calendars Are a Sacred Tool"
  • Fierce, Loving Writing
    I believe in the power of writing to heal ourselves and the world. I believe words are magical. Words have power. Because they can be tools for us to powerfully place our spirit and intention into the world. Perhaps most importantly, words have the power to reflect back to ourselves all that is good andContinue reading "Fierce, Loving Writing"
  • Átway Wakámlat (by Roger Jacob)
    Congratulations to Roger Jacob for winning 1st place in the adult category of the #SuperAuntie Writing Contest! Please enjoy reading Roger’s interview responses and winning entry. Thanks again to everyone who entered the contest, the awesome panel of judges, and to all of you who’ve read the winning entries from our fabulous youth and adult authors! The Auntie WayContinue reading "Átway Wakámlat (by Roger Jacob)"
  • Aunt’s Love (by Leanne Colette Allen)
    Congratulations to Leanne Colette Allen for winning 2nd place in the adult category of the #SuperAuntie Writing Contest! Please enjoy reading Leanne’s winning entry.  Title of story: Aunt’s Love When I was ten years old, my mother decided to choose her substance addiction over her family. That had left a big hole in my heart and constantly wishedContinue reading "Aunt’s Love (by Leanne Colette Allen)"
  • Dr. Rachel Lotan will hold you accountable as she holds your hand and heart (by Jennifer Ruef)
    Congratulations to Jennifer Ruef for winning 3rd place in the adult category of the #SuperAuntie Writing Contest! Please enjoy reading Jennifer’s interview responses and winning entry.  Name: Jennifer Ruef Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin What is your advice for other writers? Write from your heart. Say what you mean. Worry less, love more. What are some of your favorite hobbies?Continue reading "Dr. Rachel Lotan will hold you accountable as she holds your hand and heart (by Jennifer Ruef)"
  • My Super Auntie (by Marisa Tillequots)
    Congratulations to Marisa Tillequots for winning 1st place in the youth category of the The Auntie Way “Super Auntie” Writing Contest! Please enjoy reading Marisa’s interview responses and winning entry.  Name: Marisa Tillequots Age: 17 Grade in school: 11th School you attend: Wapato High School What is your advice for other writers? My advice to writers isContinue reading "My Super Auntie (by Marisa Tillequots)"
  • Dogs Are Cool (by Hazen Jacob)
    Congratulations to Hazen Jacob for winning 2nd place in the youth category of the The Auntie Way “Super Auntie” Writing Contest! Please enjoy reading Hazen’s interview responses and winning entry. Name: Hazen Jacob Age: 14 Grade in school: 9th School you attend: Wapato High School What is your advice for other writers? If your struggling try to makeContinue reading "Dogs Are Cool (by Hazen Jacob)"
  • My Auntie Kayla (by Savannah Onessimo)
    Congratulations to Savannah Onessimo for winning 3rd place in the youth category of the The Auntie Way “Super Auntie” Writing Contest! Please enjoy reading Savannah’s interview responses and winning entry. Name: Savannah Onessimo Age: 16 Grade in school: 10 School you attend: Wapato High School What is your advice for other writers? When writing, makeContinue reading "My Auntie Kayla (by Savannah Onessimo)"