To sad something out should be a phrasal verb

To sad something out, should be a phrasal verb—a way to overcome sadness by tuning into it to get it over with. I, like many, experience extreme sudden sadness, and now instead of running from it, I sort of bathe in it, marinate in it, and let it go. It has proven a faster and […]

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Campfires, pain, and joy

Over the past three years, I haven’t been able to enjoy a good old campfire with my advisees on our yearly start-of-school year retreat. This year we were finally able to do so, but I suffered an injury while exercising a few days before, sending me straight to the ER and my doctor, who thought […]

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Rising way above the ashes

Who would have thought that I would actually rise way above the ashes after what I thought was losing it all? Not me. I’m too old to believe in starting over, but then I did and rose way above. I didn’t do it alone. We do nothing alone. I did it with helping hands galore […]

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Endings and beginnings

As 2018 ends and we welcome 2019, reflection is a must. We cut our losses and make the most of them but also celebrate the good moments that brought us here. There is no best or worse, it’s a balance. Although time simply goes on. It was decided at some point to set time limits […]

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Good riddance 2017!

2017 has been a wild ride as the last two have, but this one takes the cake! I’m grateful though for every chance, opportunity, and lesson. I did accomplish everything I hoped for, however hard it was because as we know nothing good comes easy. But, I’m ready for 2018! Every New Year’s Eve, I used to write […]

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Therapists: peddlers of hope and how to choose one

The word therapy comes from the Latin therapīa and Greek θεραπεία, meaning healing. Thus, therapists are healers of the troubled mind and soul and peddlers of hope. Hope that you can overcome the ailment that is troubling you and disrupting your life. Yet, without the willingness to work through your problems, therapists can do little […]

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Another great Thanksgiving alone

This is my second Thanksgiving alone by choice. The last one, was spent with Drew, my pup companion at the time and it was a very heartwarming evening. This one, I have no pup to spend the evening with, but I still chose to be my own company on a day when everyone is with […]

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Our gratitude stones

On the last day of school before Thanksgiving break, we thought we’d organize special events for our sixth-grade kids. We had three different fun workshops on gratitude, ending the day with an outing to the movie Wonder. It was such a meaningful day for all, more than we had anticipated. The workshop my colleague and […]

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