Education :: Take Time for Yourself

This school year has started off extremely rough. This school year is following an even worse school year last year. If you’re anything like me, you might be a perfectionist. During my years of teaching in the classroom, I learned pretty quickly that if I wanted to get everything done (and not just done, butContinue reading “Education :: Take Time for Yourself”

Hope :: How to Be There for Others

I’ve traveled about 1200 miles over the past two days (well, Saturday and Sunday because I’ll be driving when this post goes live!) As I started out my second day of the journey, my cat Kota – pictured above – was not listening and I had to shut him in his carrier because he keptContinue reading “Hope :: How to Be There for Others”

Hope :: Why Bother?

Have you ever reached the point where you take a look at everything that’s happening (or not happening) in your life and wondered, “Why am I even trying? Why bother? It’s not like anything is going my way!”? I don’t know about you, but I’ve definitely been there. I’ve been right at the brink ofContinue reading “Hope :: Why Bother?”

Education :: Tips for Back in the Classroom

As we come in to November, if you haven’t gone back into the classroom yet, you will probably be heading back soon. And if you are, I’m sure you have a LOT of anxiety coming back into the classroom; especially with all of the guidelines you have to meet. Not only do you somehow haveContinue reading “Education :: Tips for Back in the Classroom”

Hope :: What IS Hope?

It’s a long post, but I hope you’ll stick it out to the end! 💙 So I’ve been naming these blog posts ‘Hope’ for many weeks now, but it only just occurred to me that I’ve never taken the time to actually explain what I believe hope is and how it works. So, my apologies!Continue reading “Hope :: What IS Hope?”

Hope :: It Starts With One

One thought. One choice. One step. That’s all it takes to send your life soaring into the future or crashing down to the ground. Just one thought… choice… step… We blame the negative things in our lives on everyone else. And believe me, others DO have some parts of ruining our happiness and disrupting ourContinue reading “Hope :: It Starts With One”

Hope :: Finding Peace in the Madness

Sometimes life sucks. I would be doing you a disservice if I told you otherwise. I could use this blog to tell you that everything is going to be okay always and that we don’t need to worry about bad things happening. But that’s just not true. At this very moment, I am in theContinue reading “Hope :: Finding Peace in the Madness”

Education :: What a Strange Year

Some things you can do to help parents help their kids and to not go crazy yourself! The 2020-2021 school year has begun for much of the United States and around the world. No matter where you are, I’m sure this school year has at least a few different aspects. As teachers, we’re experiencing thingsContinue reading “Education :: What a Strange Year”

Hope :: Prayer? What?

Okay, if you’ve made it past the title, I’m glad! Have you ever wanted to tell someone what was going on in your life, but you didn’t know who to talk to? Have you written out the things you struggle with in a notebook or journal of some sort (electronic journals count!) If you have,Continue reading “Hope :: Prayer? What?”