Enemies of Rest (and saying no to them)

I’ve been realizing lately that I rarely feel rested. A million thoughts are usually running through my head, and even in my off hours, I’m occupied by problems that need solving and tasks that have yet to be completed. I’m constantly recovering from the last experience in order to charge into the next one. My conclusion: Modern society is […]

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Self-Care

I don’t know about you, but I feel in need of some detox from all the political crises and discouraging incidents going on in the world. I’ve been faced with way too much of the worst of humanity lately, and it wears on you. I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately. Not only because of […]

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On the Contrary (when life doesn’t go your way)

Sometimes things just don’t go my way. The bus driver doesn’t stop for me. The local store runs out of my favorite cereal. My kids come to class acting like they just did shots of espresso. Sometimes even bigger things happen…

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Introverts Need People Too

As an introvert, I sometimes struggle to make time for people. When I get busy, the first thing I toss out the window is socializing. I need my Saturday’s all to myself so I can recharge, I tell myself. But after one of the most draining weekends of my life (working at a two-day English Festival doing […]

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Real Life: Trying to Handle It on My Own

Life is hard. I think it’s healthy to expect it to be. Lately, it’s been rather hard for me. But instead of talking about why it’s been hard or the strategies I’ve been brainstorming on how to make everything better, I’d just like to share one simple observation: Life is much harder when I try […]

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Teacher Life: In Over My Head

I started feeling stressed today, because MONDAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

Tomorrow is a national holiday (HALLELUJAH), so today was teacher training day and prepare your classrooms day. And I just felt like I didn’t know what I was doing […]

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What He Does to Me

Last Saturday was one of those really long days where you go from meeting to meeting with barely a breath in between. After waiting over an hour for what was supposed to be a quick, easy dinner, all I wanted to do was go home and curl up in front of the TV with some […]

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