June 11, 2020

“When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something.” - Pema Chodron

My favorite genre in which to read and write is memoir, but I wasn’t always a reader. In fact, one of my earliest school memories in regards to reading was fairly scarring. It was the tradition in my childhood first grade classroom (my teacher, she-who-shall-not-be-named) for stude...

November 20, 2017

Per·cep·tion    pərˈsepSH(ə)n     noun

the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the sensesa way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something
 

Many families typecast. Perhaps, growing up, you were regarded as the “smart, precocious one” or the “cute but helpless one” or the “funny, goofy one” or the “uh-oh-here-comes-trouble one.” We may...

October 17, 2017

A·ware·ness    əˈwernəs/   Noun  
knowledge or perception of a situation

The start of each school year is like a first crush: highly anticipated, exciting, and INTENSE. We may begin the year starry-eyed, but once the initial blush of love and rush of adrenaline wear off, reality sets in. We may reminisce and long for the days in the spring,   when we had a room full of lear...

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