Papa Was A Rolling Stone – A Tribute

There are always ones you know you’ll hear about.  You hope not to, but you know you will, and it won’t be good. There are those you know you’ll likely never hear from again, but you figure they’ll turn out okay anyway.  There are those you hope, and maybe expect to keep in touch, and… Continue reading Papa Was A Rolling Stone – A Tribute

K is for Kindness

I think most parents and teachers worth their salt do quite a bit toward contributing to expanding the kindness exhibited in the world. Parents are tasked to teach the smallest and sometimes most selfish of humans how to treat others as are teachers, albeit in different ways. We continue these roles as our children and… Continue reading K is for Kindness

Mindful and Meditative Mondays #7

I work with a lot of students who have had rough childhoods and currently suffer from various forms of anxiety and depression, on top of the regular teenage angst.  Many of them have had such negative experiences in the past, that even now, when they have a plethora of resources at their disposal, they don’t… Continue reading Mindful and Meditative Mondays #7

30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 12

Today I am so thankful for kind-hearted, warm colleagues who have a great sense of humour. Even if I walk into work after a night of anxiety-ridden sleep (like last night) and would rather be laying down, I’m still guaranteed at least one LOUD laugh a day and that does so much to lift my… Continue reading 30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 12

30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 10

Today I am thankful to watch several students I know cross the stage for their high school diploma. For many of them, to get to this point was a struggle. Much of the struggle could have been avoided if habits were better, but even if they were better, some of them still had mountains to… Continue reading 30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 10