Purging – A work in progress

My daughter visited recently and remarked that I needed to purge some things. I don’t know what she observed but all I could think of at the time is she should see the basement! I decided she was right. Two bags of clothes later, and two bags of…

For the Love of Teaching

The First Semester of the school year has finished.  It was a good one. I really enjoy my students, and I already feel a difference in the school climate with the new administration. I feel more supported and not as stressed.  I noticed a creativity in my students that has…

Feel good and Work out with Denise

      I’ve decided it is harder to work out with a teacher who is twenty plus and can’t relate to stiffness that goes with a bit of age. I find myself as the young woman is moving from one position to the next, or…

After the Tears Dry (Excerpt)

Marcie had been married to a politician for twenty-five years.  At their anniversary dinner, he let her know he was filing for divorce. Since they had just been through a rigorous campaign, she wasn’t prepared for this announcement especially since they were supposed to be celebrating their…

Remembering. To You a Nobody…You are Wrong…I’m a Somebody

Be comfortable in your own skin, no one can make you feel less than you are but you. I had an opportunity to practice all that I have been writing about lately. I have had this experience before, but this time, I didn’t experience the same emotions.  In…

Daughter or Son Dearest Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle

  I hear from moms of teens how their daughters don’t want them to look old. They criticize what their mothers wear.  Here the moms have spent the lives of their daughters encouraging them and nurturing them, now   daughters are undermining the self-confidence and decisions of the…

Affirmations ~ Counteract the ads on television

Mirror, Mirror on the wall….. If I gave you a mirror and gave you five minutes to examine your image, I would bet you would you spend those minutes examining what is wrong with your image. Why am I so sure you would do this? Whether you believe CBS…

Mindfulness – What does that have to do with Mario Kart?

There are many things that you can do to relieve stress. You can exercise. Walking helps. I do it when I am stuck when writing or angry or trying to figure out a problem. Now remember I’m the one who was so busy thinking about curriculum I needed to…

Positive Psychology- Celebrate!

Feeling overworked, unappreciated? I remember when I was a teen, people were promised a three-day work week. Well, that didn’t happen. An employee in the mining and logging industry worked about 44.6 hours a week in February 2015, while employees in education and health services only…

Jon Gordon for a dose of positive

My dad used to tease me that if I wanted to learn how to do something, I would find it in a book. Now I guess more people google it or use youtube.  But me, I still look to books. Jon Gordon has become a go to author for me…