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Today’s Gonna Be Awesomesauce

There you are scrolling through IG and seeing one post after another remind you that you MUST HAVE a written gratitude practice.  These posts might promise that your life will completely transform if you simply purchase a gratitude journal and write 5-10 things you’re grateful for.  Gratitude is awesome. I happen to love gratitude journaling… Read more

Sharing my failures and shortcomings with my son and my students is one of the best parenting and teaching tools in my toolkit. Being a mindful parent (or teacher) doesn’t mean you’re a perfectly calm parent that controls her thoughts and emotions with guru type perfection.  I mean let’s be honest, even gurus aren’t perfect… Read more

The coronavirus pandemic has had a massive impact in our lives. Who would have ever thought that our wee ones would be zooming into the classroom? It’s something that I certainly thought would never happen at such a young age. I also thought I would never have zoom dates with friends and family. It’s hard… Read more

Trauma-informed practices have been making headway into many public domains, particularly in education as it relates to student engagement, emotional regulation, and behavior management.  Since Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk released his highly acclaimed book in 2015, The Body Keeps the Score, we have an extensive, and continually growing body of research to help us… Read more

Moving is stressful for everyone involved. If you’re a family who tends to always be on the go this might seem like a great adventure for your little tribe but for those who have a difficult time with change, moving might be one of the scariest and uncertain times of their life. The majority of… Read more

Cultivating Peace In 5 Minutes or Less

Your day is going awesome. Everything is flowing right along. You feel really confident about your next big thing scheduled for the day – teaching your next class or heading out to your next meeting, having a conversation with your kids about their day, trying to connect with your partner, or just trying to wind… Read more

Finding Joy

Experience the little joys to feel the big JOYs inside. I remember sitting on my sofa many years ago bawling my eyes out while reading a yoga and happiness book one of my teachers recommended. I was separated from my former spouse at the time and going through a shitstorm of emotions, grief, and existential angst. I had… Read more

My older son and I try to take solo adventures together at least once a year. It’s a great time to re-connect and re-discover what matters most in our lives. I’ve found that hiking and backpacking in nature is a great reminder that peace isn’t a destination or a place, it’s a state of mind… Read more

Many of us think that if our kids have enough knowledge about how the world works then they will be steadily on their way to success. It’s true, as Nelson Mandela has said, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” However, there’s an important factor we must consider… Read more

Mixed: The New Emotion

We’ve been learning about safety drills.  How to check temperatures when students arrive while having our own checked each day. Where they should stand on the 6-feet apart markers with our super cute school logo. Masks on. No hugging or touching. Wash hands, use sanitizer, rinse and repeat.  Wellness surveys must be completed the night… Read more