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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

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”

Starting Over

“I can’t do this.” “Why should I try again? I’m just going to fail.” “Maybe I’m just no good at this.” “I’m tired of trying.” I hear those refrains from my coaching clients about lifestyle changes. I hear them from my blog followers about relationships. And, most of all, I hear them from my studentsContinue reading “Starting Over”

Feedback in Relationships

I had to deliver some staff development today on the concept of feedback in the classroom (please try to restrain your disappointment at not being invited:) ). As I was moving through the material, my monkey mind was making connections to how we give and receive feedback with students and how it relates to feedbackContinue reading “Feedback in Relationships”

I Never Learned This in School

So December 2013 is another month marked by yet another school shooting. It’s almost commonplace now yet as I looked around the excited faces of our middle schoolers at their annual basketball pep rally this afternoon, it’s unimaginable. I cannot envision one of them turning on their classmates and teachers with a deadly weapon. IContinue reading “I Never Learned This in School”

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