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Lost My Shine

Lost My Shine I’ve lost my shine; my sparkle. I am a teacher in December with students whom have various degrees of behavior, from extreme walk-around-the-room blurting anything they want behavior to sit-in-their-seat properly with a super silent hard-to-hear their voice demeanor. I am tired. Bone-weary tired. I do not know if I can make… Read More Lost My Shine

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Holiday Love

Simplify the Holidays The holiday season is fast approaching causing a bit of anxiety to rise up within many people. We are losing the love that surrounds these holidays for grander expectations beyond our control.  It is time to simplify the holidays by lacing them with love instead of anxiety.  Leave the worry out of… Read More Holiday Love

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Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots It is difficult, sometimes, to understand the direction a person is going or the line of thinking that is taking place. It is up to our understanding to listen carefully to the message being presented.  It is up to our understanding to place the messages into a context that fits our knowledge. … Read More Connecting the Dots

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In the Trenches

Every year we hear our colleagues use the phrase, “In the trenches.” “I feel like I am working in the trenches.” “We work in the trenches every day.” “Back to the trenches.” You’ve heard it. You may have even said it a time or too many times to count. What does that mean? Has anyone… Read More In the Trenches

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Perspective

Perspective I was driving through an area in Arizona yesterday that looked rather dull and boring to me; miles and miles of sagebrush and desert. Many of you who have traveled the in the western United States know what I am talking about!  Bleakness. When I saw a house in this desolate place, I was… Read More Perspective

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Love For A Change

Love For A Change Instead of living for a change in your life, learn to love for a change. Turn your life around and learn to love yourself.  Living life is tedious and hard and mundane.  We all seem to get stuck in the routines of life and forget about taking care of ourselves.  As… Read More Love For A Change

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I Found Solace Within

​I found solace within myself this summer. I decided to take a much-needed break from all that was in my sphere. I am a classroom teacher who almost burned out this past school year. The energy in my classroom was full-on intense this past year, which coupled with my more empathic nature and extreme level… Read More I Found Solace Within