Various articles about rites of passage, parenting and other relevant topics
The Stance of a Mentor by Stan Crow, Director Emeritus, Rite of Passage Journeys In a recent seminar, someone said, "you have said, several times that a good mentor challenges the mentee to meet various goals, do their best, etc." that sounds combative to me, is that what you mean?"
TRACKING OUR NATURAL ROOTS by David Moskowitz There has been a recent surge of interest in the art of tracking, other primitive technologies and outdoor living skills. Why is this?
Why Take A Rite of Passage Journey? It's A Life Affirming Adventure by Stan Crow, Journeys Director Emeritus Growing up is an exciting adventure. Well, that's the way some people see it.
I Signed-Up To Be A Mentor, Now What Do I Do? by Stan Crow, Director, Rite of Passage Journeys We were sitting in his living room. My friend of 20 years, now retired, had agreed to work with some of the young people at the local Junior High who were failing math.
Can Schools Include Rites of Passage into Their Program Mix? by Ron Snyder If you want to know if a wilderness-based rite of passage program can work in a public school, we are currently in our 11th year of such a program.
A Good Death by Donna Woodard Ziegenhorn Did you ever have the chance to walk a good friend home? I did.
The Teachings Of Nature by Kevin Riley What’s that noise? There it is again. We all sat quietly and listened.
Aimless Wandering: The Power of the Medicine Walk by David Moskowitz When I was a teenager I learned something very valuable about learning: that it doesn’t just happen in a classroom.
Earth as Teacher by Dave Moskowitz When I was 15, I fell head-over-heels in love with the natural world.
Persephone Rides Off on A Dark Horse: What Should Demeter Do Now? by Corla Varney When my daughter Jessica was twelve years old, I had this dream: I am at a retreat center with Jessica and a group of her girlfriends. early one morning she asks me, "Can I go horseback riding? "
The Role of a Mentor by Stan Crow, Director, Rite of Passage Journeys I am frequently in situations where people discuss mentoring as a great idea. "We could solve a lot of our problems with youth if we could just find mentors for them."
By Emily Pease, An article for Washington Trails Association magazine, published in Spring 2009. Read our online copy or download the actual article to get the full picture.