I haven't had a lot of time this week, so my "blogging" hasn't been part of my day. Next Thursday we go back to school. That means I will be teaching, my husband will be teaching and our daughter back in class. I think that one of the reasons... Read more
Here I am on the road to NYC, on the Bolt bus and with wi-fi it seems very "civilized". I suppose I could be watching a movie or reading something but this seems the most normal thing for me to be doing right now. And it will certainly make t... Read more
Yesterday I didn't write anything. It has been one of the habits, the consistency of which I am proudest. But yesterday, I felt that whatever I wrote wouldn't be very profound, so I wrote nothing.
Today I read in my mindful Monday blog,... Read more
To do a daily reflection on a blog feels very cathartic. But sometimes I just want to go back to my favored method of sharing...poetry or visual art.
So here is a visual poem, created on Wordle, based on the titles of all my blogs...so far... Read more
I have had a theory for quite a while about smiling. It has always seemed, to me, as the smiler, I receive far more back from having smiled at others, than my silly smile could ever give to those who see it.
At one point in my life I want... Read more
I found a blog today about "drift" on a site I get daily newsletters about concerning spirituality and mental health. The word alone brought images to my mind that were mostly negative: driftwood (seems dead), drifter, "do you get my drift", e... Read more
All my life I have been riddled with anxiety. Even as a child, I worried about factors in my life, usually beyond my control. I don't know that that is terribly usual, but the manner in which it takes over my life, probably isn't. This fear h... Read more
It is the only non-renewal resource that we have.
I remember someone saying that to me earlier in my life and it didn't truly sink in until I became a mother. That was the moment that time became valuable.
I didn't work full time f... Read more
One of the things I loved most about dancing (ballet specifically) was how tuned into my body I became for studying it as an art form. Though I never was a professional dancer, I learned to seek out the classes taught by those ex-dancers who kn... Read more
For 8 or 9 years I taught a curriculum called "Godly Play" at our church. Its premise was based upon Montessori method and was researched and codified by an Episcopal priest.
www.churchpublishing.org /index.cfm?fuseaction=land ... Read more
This is a word that I hear throughout the school year for it refers to the "process" within, specifically for a teacher, as you reflect on your practice.
It is a word I am quite familiar with, being an INFP in Myers-Briggs terms.
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