Will We, Though?

A note before you read this post… I have been finding comfort lately in reading about teachers’ realities and talking with educators who are experiencing and feeling the same things as I am. This post is simply meant to validate feelings. I am not looking […]

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Everything Is a Stepping Stone

This is what I wrote in a blog post in December of 2019 where I explained how small goals lead to big results: This post is all about making small manageable goals. Goals that you will be able to maintain and turn into habits. Goals […]

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Energy is Currency

Last week, I headed back to the gym for the first time since March. Although since then, I have been focusing on running and getting stronger in that area, I was desperately missing what hot yoga offers, except I hadn’t even realized it. Don’t get […]

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Breathe Amidst the Gasps

From March until the end of June, I did not breathe. I was constantly gasping for air. One gasp after another, to provide temporary relief that lasted seconds… until another gasp was needed. Repeat. Over and over. No exhale. Just inhale. Never a true breath. […]

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Mountains and Straws Are Making Me Pause

Right now, I’m struggling. And not long after I began writing this post, my friend Thaddeus Bourassa tagged me in this tweet… talk about timely! #Educators are used to climbing mountains, but these past 3 months we have been carrying them. We all have & […]

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It’s Not About Me

I sit in discomfort. I listen, watch, notice, process, repeat. I don’t understand and know that I will never understand. I am scared. Scared of saying the wrong thing. But it’s not about me. It’s not about me. Even though I have so much to […]

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Rest to Continue the Quest

I’ve been running consistently for almost two years now and the only reason I’ve been able to maintain it is because small goals lead to big results. I’ve written about this before and have shared how the question I get asked most often, as a […]

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Good Enough is Enough

This weekend during a morning run, I was listening to the Sparks podcast edition of Tim Cavey‘s blog post Here is Your Permission to Stop Doing So Much and it hit home just like I knew it would after simply reading the title. I love how […]

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Kindness and Appreciation

About a month and a half ago, my son Brooks broke his glasses. This was bound to happen sooner or later. It’s really no surprise that it happened during this pandemic because my boys are home, together, all. day. long… and unfortunately, wrestling is a […]

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