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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.

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”

Drained

I’ve always known I was introvert.  My “safe” space has always been a quiet nook with a book.  I recharge through time in nature and carefully plan downtimes between social events. I’ve always known I was an introvert. But I’ve just now made a connection.   The beginning of the school year is hard onContinue reading “Drained”

Baptism By Tears

September 12, 2001 was my first day in a classroom as a teacher. I walked into that classroom still shocky and raw, my face puffy and eyes red from a sleepless night spent watching the news. My body protested its now-upward stance, wanting to re-establish the fetal curl that it had formed for the lastContinue reading “Baptism By Tears”

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