Ollie Ollie Oxen Free – Creating Safe Space For Those in Hiding

Laura Paisley Beck is among plants as if in hide and seek.

Remember when you were a child playing hide and seek? We learned a phrase to invite all those still in hiding to safely reveal themselves. The phrase I called out was, “Olly Olly Oxen Free.” This centuries old phrase evolved orally into countless incantations but the meaning remains the same: Come out. Be free without […]

Falling On My Face

Laura Paisley Beck of Wa’am Writes, LLC, shows off her bloody scraped nose and Pride Goodr sunglasses on her way to writing for more clients.

I literally fell on my face yesterday, walking the dog. Time slowed as I realized my feet flew up in the air behind me instead of landing firmly on the sidewalk. My right hand still firmly gripped the dog leash as my dog, Janis, lunged one more time towards the rabbit and somehow, with both […]