The On Being Project

Heather McRae-Woolf

is an education consultant, facilitator, writer, and family yoga teacher. She is currently writing reflections on her decade of work in K-12 education. Before focusing on education, she worked as a communications consultant and documentary filmmaker. She holds a BA in English from Yale, and an MA in International Affairs from The New School. Heather is a member of Ann Arbor Friends Meeting, and splits her time between the lakes of Michigan and the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

Rediscovering Sacred Silence

by Heather McRae-Woolf

In an increasingly frenetic world, emptying the mind in intentional silence can feel impossible. By returning to the Quaker tradition, one mother rediscovers the solace of communal stillness and embracing the busyness of her thoughts.

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Rediscovering Sacred Silence