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...
Smoothie, Soup or Margarita???

Smoothie, Soup or Margarita???

I hate pedicures. Yes I said it. Pedicures will never be part of my self-care routine. Smoothies are not going to be on the list either. It has taken me awhile but I finally have a list of what things help me feel the way I want to feel. And usually I want to either...
School’s out for summer – now what?

School’s out for summer – now what?

Whew! We made it! We made it through the 2019/2020 school year! I’m not going to lie – it definitely wasn’t my favourite school year! But I did learn some things about myself and my people and we can now slide into summer break. I’m shifting my...