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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Challenging Fears

I’m the in clarity-seeking and courage-building phase of a major life change. And like any change, it’s scary. Especially in that wind-up to the actual leap. I’m very aware that I need to manage this anxiety around the transition, otherwise it will keep be stuck in the same place that is sending me clear signalsContinue reading “Challenging Fears”

What You Gain From Sitting in the Fire

My alarm trills. It’s a cruel imitation of a bird’s chirp welcoming a new day. Except it’s too early for the birds. Or for most humans, for that matter. But still I get up. Just as I have most every morning for the past four months. Not because I really want to. But because IContinue reading “What You Gain From Sitting in the Fire”

Looking For a Challenge

Kazh’s training is progressing well. He’s super-responsive, wants to please his humans and hasn’t shown any signs of aggression. Based on observing him in many situations, our biggest obstacles are going to be building his confidence and working to moderate his tendency towards excited dominance behaviors. Yesterday, we loaded him up with a weighted packContinue reading “Looking For a Challenge”

The Problem With Doing What You Know

When I first started teaching math, I followed the general wisdom of the time that the majority of independent practice should take place outside of the limited classroom time.  As I was advised, I took grades on homework completion, quickly glancing at thirty-plus student papers filled with equations before going over the answers. At thatContinue reading “The Problem With Doing What You Know”

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