Let July Just Be July

I heard a song recently on an Instagram Reel. Or maybe it was that Tik Tok thing. Yep. I’m hip. The lyrics were simple, yet for me, so profound. “We can let July just be July.” Music has a way of seeing into our souls. I love the summer. I am, after all, a teacher,…Read more »

Incomplete Pass

The other day someone complimented my hair. I was quick to respond, “Really? I haven’t washed it in a week. And have you seen my roots?!” Never once absorbing the incoming positivity that they were trying to offer me. Never allowing the giver of the compliment to truly experience the act of giving. And never…Read more »

Don’t forget…

Several years ago, a 3rd grader came to me with the biggest Post-it Note on his tiny, left cheek. Seriously. It was biggest post-it I had ever seen. And as serious as can be, he asked me, “Would it be ok if I leave this on my face so I don’t forget something?” And just…Read more »

The Microorganism of Negativity

8/21/2020 I am the kind of person that can follow a thought and be off to the races. Even if it isn’t true. For example, I will not hear back from someone and within 30 seconds, my brain has taken me so far from reality. In my mind, they are mad at me for something.…Read more »

This too shall pass

THIS TOO… SHALL PASS… I was hiking pre-covid (I guess that is a thing to say now) and there was a bit of a marine layer hanging out. AKA a blanket of clouds from time to time will settle in over the ocean.  It always passes. But while it is here, it hovers over the…Read more »

Journal entry, 2015

  So, I wrote this in my morning pages journal 5 years ago and I thought I would share it.   The word vulnerability used to make me feel like I was suffocating. It sometimes still does. I am constantly reminding myself that I am safe. And that those in my life that love me…Read more »

Look mom! No hands!

I don’t know about you, but I came out of the womb seeking validation. I think my first words coming into this world were,  “Hey Doc! How did I do?”  I remember as a kid always craving approval from others. That doesn’t sound out of the ordinary.  I teach elementary kids and  everyday I feel…Read more »

April 19th, 2020

April 19th, 2020 I am finally writing something after a month of being at home. I wish I could have kept a daily journal or some type of notes from the past month. But, my hands and fingers and brain just weren’t willing to work together to form sentences. Sentences about what I was witnessing…Read more »

The Present

I was out walking my dogs this morning. I love looking around and just noticing things on my walks. That stems from years of a mindfulness practice. Hearts are one of my things. I see them often. They pop up in the strangest of ways and forms. To me, it reminds me that I am…Read more »

I’ll be Home for Christmas…

              HOME Bing Crosby’s “I’ll be home for Christmas” was playing on the radio the other day. It plays everyday during the holidays.  Sometimes when I hear that song, my emotions can get a little charged up. My dad used to roam around my childhood home singing it. In…Read more »