Fall Newsletter

This summer Raquel and I have taken advantage of school being out and got some much-needed rest, spent time with our new foster-to-adopt baby (more on her later) and most importantly sought what we shouldContinue reading

Summer Newsletter

Recently I returned from an amazing trip in Thailand. While I was there, I traveled to an area that is mostly Buddhist and Islamic. The people I was visiting had long worked with the BuddhistContinue reading

Sacramento Calls

When I first returned to Sacramento pregnant, jet lagged and uncertain of the future, I did not realize that I was about to start something. All I wanted was a comfy chair and painless deliveryContinue reading

Spring Newsletter

Early in the school year I (Raquel) had a classroom full of kids at a new school. Alongside an eager volunteer, I was excited to meet so many new faces and see their enthusiasm forContinue reading

Parallelogram Season

“I am so glad I learned about parallelograms instead of taxes in school, it really helps me out during parallelogram season” this shower thought on a popular subreddit /r/showerthoughts perfectly encapsulates why our Life CoachingContinue reading

Winter Newsletter

In the picture above is Raquel with one of our first students who is graduating from trade school. We are at her families party. A lot of our older students are now entering the workContinue reading

Testing the Limits

Intro I was going to write a blog post about our weekend camping with our students. In fact I wrote and was editing it when one of co-workers wrote a far better blog post aboutContinue reading

Inviting Pain

I heard a joke once that was, “When you buy a dog your basically buying sadness 10 years from now.” It’s true, funny and a little dark. Raquel and I have started a new periodContinue reading

Fall Newsletter

This past school year one of our most dedicated students named Marie entered nursing school. She has been in our program for 3 years. She is 18 and she is from Afghanistan and is notContinue reading

Thursdays in Baja

Thursdays are always an emotional day in Baja. Around noon we stand around in an oddly shaped circle and pass keys around. The keys belong to the brand-new house that is standing behind a MexicanContinue reading