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Watching our Language

Watching our Language

He was adorable. As I grabbed a dress here, a sweater there, I couldn’t help but notice him. Was he conventionally adorable, who knows? I’m not 13 any more. But he was adorable in the way that I appreciate in a teenager- earnest eye, humble air, vulnerable smile, and not embarrassed to be with his […]

This Moment

This Moment

  A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Be Careful What You Regift

Be Careful What You Regift

A funny story from the summer of 2009… I cannot believe I am going to tell this story, but it’s been on my mind lately because my favorite summer pleasure this year is our new hammock which is actually a hammock that we’ve had for seven years and finally just put up this year.  I […]

photo by Jill E. Williams

Something is always missing

In my first year of teaching high school, my department head made a flip comment that it was a shame that I’d only be at the school for a few more years.  I was teaching at a school that I had hand-chosen as my student teaching location and felt lucky to have been hired on as a teacher […]

Summer of Intentionality Update

Summer of Intentionality Update

On Monday, I wrote out my lesson plan for the first day of my body image classes this fall.  If anything tells me that summer is drawing to a close, it’s lesson planning.  And though my school year starts back on August 22nd, I’m going with summer’s end as Labor Day.  So, with that in […]

Save the Date for a Self-Acceptance Twitter Party!

Save the Date for a Self-Acceptance Twitter Party!

Back on the bike, y'all.

Back on the bike, y’all.

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a friend who moved to England about five years ago. Before she moved, we were running partners and shared a general love of being outdoors and moving our bodies. On summer days where our workload at the local college wasn’t quite so intense and strident, we’d […]

this moment

this moment

  A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

A simple rule: don't engage crazy

A simple rule: don’t engage crazy

  The other day, I was telling a friend a story.  I said something along the lines of, “And I wasn’t going to engage because one of my rules is Don’t Engage Crazy.  You often can’t ignore crazy (because, let’s face it, the reason the person gets crazy is so that they are not ignored.) […]

Small, Smaller, Smallest

Kate Giguere Morris was a student at Davidson College when I worked there, and I had the wonderful fortune of being able to work with her.  She’s passionate and funny, whip-smart and compassionate, and she is an amazingly honest storyteller.  Kate now lives in Iowa where she serves as a Hospice Chaplain.  She also blogs […]