Numbers, Body Acceptance, and Making a Difference

In the educational world, there is a video based discussion platform called Flipgrid which allows students to share their voices (and faces) with others. It's rather simple to use (even for old people like me), so I was a bit surprised when I could hear, but couldn't see a couple of my students. When I…

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It’s What I’ve Been Given

How do you change the way you think? The way you feel? The way you react? How do you change habits that have become so ingrained into your existence you simply cannot fathom life could be different? Those were the questions I was wrestling with a few years ago. Oh, I put on a good act.…

The Nudge I Needed

Today, a post I had written two years ago showed up on my personal Facebook feed. For some reason, I decided to read what words of wisdom I had imparted on mankind two years ago. As I read, I laughed about 'not foreseeing any changes' in my job. We all know how that turned out…

Summer Vacation 2017 Part 3

As I sit down to write this, I haven't even been home 48 hours, and yet it seems like a lifetime ago. The camper has been unloaded, cleaned, and put away. Laundry has been done. Groceries have been bought. I loved this vacation. So. Very. Much. Most importantly, I was able to see my two…

Summer Vacation 2017 Part 2

Ever since our trip to Acadia National Park last year, we dreamed of going back...it was so incredibly beautiful. You experienced the best of two worlds...the ocean and the mountains. Besides, there were more trails we wanted to hike and carriage roads we wanted to bike. So, this year we headed back. On our first…