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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

The Single Best Thing I’ve Ever Done For My Mental Health

  And for my fellow introverts, here’s an open letter to share with the extroverts in your life.

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”

If There Has to Be An Ending, Why Not Make It a Good One?

My school of the last five years is involved in a meiosis of sorts, splitting and dividing into two halves, each pulling some of its identity from the whole. Good schools become families, adults coming together with the shared goal of nurturing and launching children. The restructuring of a school is the break up ofContinue reading “If There Has to Be An Ending, Why Not Make It a Good One?”

Change is Never Easy, But it Can Be Easier

It’s not just seasons changing in these parts. The school where I’ve worked for the past five years has become swollen. Overripe and bursting with more kids than the building was designed to hold. And so it’s being cleaved and the excess is being funneled into a new school, opening next fall. My first reactionContinue reading “Change is Never Easy, But it Can Be Easier”

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