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Life is a Roller Coaster
Saturday, March 28, 2020      1 comments

Life is a roller coaster right now. When hope is high and optimism peaks and I am at the top of grateful mountain, I try to shout "Yea!!!! Wheee!!!"... Read more
Making the Most of It
Thursday, March 19, 2020      3 comments

I've had this inkling to make the most of my time during shelter-in-place. I initially felt selfish for doing so, due to the seriousness of the reason for why we need to stay inside. But me playing small doesn't help anyone. I might as well put ... Read more
Could it be happening for us?
Saturday, March 14, 2020      4 comments

What if this time is for us? I'm a teacher. This time has been hard, left feeling abandoned and unprotected and both trying to protect all of these young people in my care. Taking it upon myself to disinfect when the district wasn't. Jus... Read more
Still Learning, Always Learning
Monday, February 10, 2020      5 comments

I wish I could confidently say I've finally got it all figured out -- this whole life thing, health, career, relationships. But, no. That would be false, a case of smoke and mirrors being set up and reflected all around. The reality bounces h... Read more
How To Get Yourself To Take Action
Thursday, January 30, 2020      9 comments

I've always wondered why I'm such a dreamer who takes first steps but not second ones. Why do I come up with creative ideas but take no action? Why do I... Read more
What are you ready to leave behind?
Wednesday, January 29, 2020      2 comments

What are you ready to leave behind? What are you done experiencing? These are questions we should ask ourselves as we're trying to move forward,... Read more
Monday, January 27, 2020      3 comments

Mental Health. It's a term we seem to throw around easily, a red herring, a paper towel tossed in the trash that tumbles to the floor. "Oh wel... Read more
New Day
Friday, January 24, 2020      2 comments

It's a new day today. It's also Friday, which is wonderful. The sun is rising, making pale pink clouds blend into the just lit sky. I am thankful for i... Read more
Thursday, January 23, 2020      7 comments

I'm stumbling. Last night was a stumble. What triggered me was beyond my control -- daughter up for hours coughing, no sleep, frustration, stress about ... Read more
Into the River
Sunday, January 19, 2020      3 comments

I've started taking a mindfulness meditation class for adults on Tuesday evenings. I've been to two so far. At the last one, I cried in front of a small... Read more
Fighting Back
Friday, January 10, 2020      2 comments

I need some soldiers to help me fight back. It's insane to ask me and my students to continue to come to school and wait for the next grenade to go off. That is my directive. Let the student return, wait for him to explode, evacuate the class... Read more
When it all comes apart anyway
Friday, January 10, 2020      3 comments

Today I woke up after a good night's sleep. I meditated. Well, I tried to meditate, but my mind was thinking about this new troubled student who was starting in my class today. I remembered my circle of control. What is in my control? What ... Read more
Tuesday, January 07, 2020      2 comments

I was walking to work yesterday morning with a downtrodden heart. I breathed in the fresh air. As I walked onto campus, I heard the most beautiful bird ... Read more
No Place Like Home
Monday, January 06, 2020      1 comments

Name It. Okay, the feelings I'm having are...dread, panic, overwhelm, hopelessness, confusion, shame. All the good ones. The key players have sho... Read more
Invisible Dragons
Monday, December 30, 2019      1 comments

I fight invisible dragons all day long and nobody knows. So does my daughter. Hers are slightly different, more obsessive compulsive shining scales,... Read more

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