Now this is me, she says to herself. She is often saying this to herself. WTF. How am I here again. This is not me. Be Reactive. She jokes with herself. Law and Order: SPED edition…she smirks. How did I attract all this…again. This is not me. No one is doing this to me. I… Continue reading I Am…the other
The Rules of Creativity Rule #1. There are no rules. And herein lies the problem… You mean…anything is possible? I can dream up ANYTHING I desire (?) Awesome. Wait a minute. This is difficult. And this is how she feels. If you could see the nonsense written before what is showing up here. I have… Continue reading Now this is me…she said
I have had the unique opportunity of teaching and social working with high school age for 15ish years before I blended into the elementary level about four or five years ago. I recall seeing the phrase ‘love of learning’ on some checklist somewhere over the years, most likely relating to ‘student strengths’. I never really… Continue reading Love of
If I was a brand it would be the brand of possibility.
Possibility is not elusive. Elusive is a cool word, but not a cool feeling.
Elusive is the feeling of something you want always just being out of reach.
Possibility is a feeling that anything can happen, anything is possible.
Taking the time for reflection and then imagining what you really want is hard. Call it what it is. Maybe Self-Care is casually brushed off because of this. Simple strategy: Slow down to see things clearly. Imagine what you want. Here is a fun and helpful exercise from Shakti Gawain to get you started. (The… Continue reading What do I really want?
The focus of the STuFfeD: Self-Care 101 blog is to slow down to see things clearly. Self-Care can be criticized for being a bit self-indulgent and unrealistic. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the panacea for a meaningful existence. It was the Spring semester of 2013 when I wrote this note to students. I was… Continue reading A Note to Students