Enemies of Rest (and saying no to them)

Unrest 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

Overwhelmed 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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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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Hungering for more

Yesterday, I started tearing up while reading a nonfiction book on the subway. Think that’s a first. I would say that I’m embarrassed, but actually I’m not––in fact, I’m happy. These were not depressed, self-pitying tears, but the kind of tears that come from being deeply moved, from remembering an unfulfilled longing you used to […]

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