Interview with Monica Motsko and Meditation on Letting Go (as a parent). About Monica: Monica grew up in the San Francisco bay area and moved to Portland 20 years ago to work at Shriner's Hospital for Children. She graduated high school from a Waldorf farm school and earned her BA in Psychology from Prescott College, where her passion for self-directed and experiential education blossomed. She completed her Montessori primary teacher training in 2004. Soon after she earned her Masters in Education from Loyola University in 2005, and later that year, she and her husband Jason, had their first son. She then worked both as a post-partum doula and substitute Montessori guide for about 7 years while home with her two sons. Two years ago, Monica completed her Orton-Gillingham training and is currently tutoring students 1:1 One common thread throughout her work is centered around supporting children that are struggling in school. Monica shares that, "Children who are different learners are near and dear to my heart because I was one and I get it. Being a person with dyslexia and ADD, navigating the world has not always been easy. The key for me is helping others, working with my strengths and advocating for neuro-diversity" Monica has traveled the world, is trilingual, an educator, an artist and maker, wife, mother and my good friend!