I’ve been described as a “nice” person before. You know – the kind of person who smiles at strangers in passing, who holds the door for those behind her, who might let someone into traffic, who leaves a nice tip behind. It tends to come from an eager-to-please kind of personality. But those kinds of… Continue reading It’s Not Enough Just to be a Nice Person Anymore
I am not a parent. I’ve never given birth to a child and guided it through infancy into childhood and then into teenhood and adulthood. I haven’t had to be in charge of potty training and teething and discipline and all of those other fun things I see my friends and sisters go through with… Continue reading Dear Parents: Thank You for Investing in Each Other & in Your Kids
I have to admit, I’ve always been a bit on the competitive side. Actually, “a bit” might be understating it. More like “quite” competitive. Why didn’t I play more sports? Because I was too competitive – and because I wasn’t good at them, which meant I’d never win. But put me in front of any… Continue reading Since When Did Life Become a Competition?
I was in a meeting yesterday with other K-12 English educators, listening to a panel of professionals and college English chairs discuss the areas in which our students will need to be competent for college and careers. “Teach them how to have eye contact and be able to speak in front of a group of… Continue reading Less Screen Time, More Soul Time
If I’m being all hipster over here, I’d like to point out that I heard of “hygge” a long time ago, pinning it to one of my Pinterest boards without too much thought. But then, this past weekend as I sat in an airport waiting, scrolling through Pinterest, it seemed like hygge was everywhere. It’s… Continue reading Discovering I’m a Hygge Girl
I’ve never chosen a word for the year before – or a theme or an idea that will permeate the year. It’s not that I think it’s a bad idea; it’s simply that I’ve never considered practicing it before. But this year, I think I stumbled on one inadvertently – and within the first week… Continue reading Twenty-Eighteen: The Relationship Year
I am 100% about making goals in the new year. I love making goals, I love checking boxes, and I love fresh starts. January 1st is a day filled with motivation, energy, and excitement for me. And January 2nd – is a day filled with exhaustion from the burst of motivation the day before. I… Continue reading And When You Fail at Your Goals …