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10 Things I Loved In July 2013

10 Things I Loved In July 2013

At the end of each month, I take stock of the previous month.  What went well?  What did I learn?  What brought me a simple joy?  These monthly reports are a way to encourage myself to take delight in the littlest of things.  I find that Ten Things I Loved allows me to always see […]

The Weekly Spark: Capture Where Your Time Goes

The Weekly Spark: Capture Where Your Time Goes

    When I first left academia and started writing full-time (before I then returned to teaching on a part-time basis a few years later, I remember thinking that I would have so much time.  I think I even thought that I would just need to work two days a week and that I could […]

The Happy Sheet: Let the light through...

The Happy Sheet: Let the light through…

Spotlight on The Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher

Love being a teacher? Hate how it leaves you depleted for everything else? You worked hard to get your credentials and, with a roomful of students depending on you, we know you are giving it your absolute all. Yet, we also know that it never feels like enough (meanwhile: you are running on fumes, haven’t exercised […]

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections is all about reflecting on the week by observing our senses.  My hope is that this will be a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing and what we are experiencing weekly when journaling in general can feel so daunting. Now, for this week’s Friday Reflections (with each sense as […]

Finding Friends When You Are All Grown-Up

Finding Friends When You Are All Grown-Up

  A few weeks ago, I checked in with a friend who recently moved out of state because of her husband’s job.  She had a great professional life here and is looking for a job in her new city but, in the meantime, it means that she and their super cute son are hanging out […]

The Weekly Spark: Gather Flowers

The Weekly Spark: Gather Flowers

One of my favorite photos from college features my collegiate best friends and me in a bed of poppies that lined the highway leading to our campus.  It was the last night of our freshmen year of college and we had driven 45 minutes to celebrate our year at the one TGIFriday’s in the city. […]

The Happy Sheet: Walking Each Other Home

The Happy Sheet: Walking Each Other Home

Spotlight on Right in the Middle

Spotlight on Right in the Middle

Surely I am not the only person who got to the beginning of last week and thought, “Holy Cow! Summer is almost over!” And then I thought about my little guy who will be in his last year of preschool.  That there is just one more year of the leisurely mornings and afternoons kinda breaks […]

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections is all about reflecting on the week by observing our senses.  My hope is that this will be a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing and what we are experiencing weekly when journaling in general can feel so daunting. Now, for this week’s Friday Reflections (with each sense as […]