Living the dream and the nightmare

Living the dream and the nightmare

I was living my dream and it was a bit of a nightmare. I was able to pop out of bed every morning at 5:30 am to do stairs and I was completely exhausted. I had more periods of calm and peace and I was in the midst of chaos. My dream was to foster puppies. It also...
Anyone else exhausted?

Anyone else exhausted?

I wish I looked as angelic as he does when I am exhausted. My exhaustion looks more like migraines and pj’s at 6pm on a Friday night as illustrated by the selfies I send to my sister (a teacher!) as a demonstration of solidarity. It’s the last Sunday in...
Near, Far, Here, Now

Near, Far, Here, Now

I’m feeling really scattered. I want to let go of all the planning for the future and just be in now. But it’s not my nature. I have all these skills when it comes to planning and preparing and over planning and over preparing. I mean I love spontaniety...
Spaghetti, Anxiety and Back to School

Spaghetti, Anxiety and Back to School

I have this rule that I wait until I’m calm and regulated before I write a post. The last 10 days or so have been quite emotionally dysregulating for many of us. As educators, school employees, and parents wrap our heads around what back to school during...
Are you kind…

Are you kind…

To yourself? Lately I’ve been catching myself being really hard on myself. Kindness towards others seems to come more natural than shining a bit of that understanding and compassion back to me. But at least a decade’s worth of research shows that people...