Definitely A Stretch (literally and figuratively)

My alarm went off at 5:15, but I had been in a blissful state of semiconsciousness for about a half hour. My mind was filled with tranquility. You see, I am a teacher and summer vacation had finally arrived. As I wiped the sleep from my eyes however, nervous trepidation crept into my body, as I…

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Disappointment and A Poem, But Not a Poem About Disappointment

Yesterday I missed running the Green Bay Cellcom 1/2 Marathon for the first time in many years. A stubborn knee "issue" forced me to halt my training 7 weeks ago, and I still have not been able to run without pain.  I even made a last ditch effort  to see if somehow, I had experienced a miraculous…

Healthy Kids

  A few weeks ago was Teacher Appreciation week; it was a week filled with a special lunch, a 10 minute chair massage, a student created "flower" bouquet, fresh cut flowers, gift cards, dark chocolate, chia seed bars, coconut water and an antioxidant nut mix...many of my favorite things, and I felt very appreciated! The best gift of the week,…