One Year of Being Brave //

One Year of Being Brave //

One year of counseling. One year since the moment when we looked at each other and said, "Something is not working. We need a doctor." One year of meeting in a small room, the three of us, sometimes once a week, sometimes twice a month. One year of silent car rides home as we process. One year of growing closer and deeper and feeling like we are flourishing for the first time. 

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Pocketfuls of Rocks //

Pocketfuls of Rocks //

As a kid, I had a rock collection. Everywhere I went, I would collect rocks. At recess, in the backyard, in the parking lot, out of my poor fish's tank...anytime I saw a rock that caught my eye, I would pick it up and place it in my pocket to bring home and put inside a small wooden box I kept under my bed. The box was a perfect wooden square, with a top that slid off and had my name printed perfectly in red letters. I remember having so many rocks that I filled that entire box to the brim; I couldn't close it. 

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My Healthy Self-Care Routine //

My Healthy Self-Care Routine //

Do you ever feel like life won't slow down? That's me lately. As a teacher, wife, blogger, and millennial, I'm constantly trying to balance work, relationships, hobbies and a social life-- and sometimes, that can just leave me feeling super burnt out. I know practicing self-care is important, but I always struggle to make time to slow down and treat myself, so today, I'm sharing my healthy self-care suggestions! 

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To The "Bad" Kid In My Classroom //

To The "Bad" Kid In My Classroom //

You come into my classroom late everyday. Your eyes to the floor, already in a bad mood. Some days, I wonder "How are you already this anger this early in the morning?" You sit at your desk. You refuse to do anything. You rip every paper given to you. You throw pencils, desks, anything you can get your hands on. You tease the other kids. You tell me you hate me. You cry. You scream. You yell. You mock me. You throw things at me. 

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5 Things I Learned By Deleting Social Media for a Month //

5 Things I Learned By Deleting Social Media for a Month //

Each month this year, I am refining my life by challenging myself to do something or don't do something for 30 days. January was no coffee or caffeine for 30 days. It was a HUGE success. February was a healthy, whole-food diet for 30 days. That was an epic fail. Vacation + unemployment emotional eating proved to be a huge challenge. This month though, I was pulling for another win with 30 days of no social media. 

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