How To Cultivate Gratitude When Life Bombards You With Lemons

Some gratitude comes easily. A beautiful day. A smile in response to a kind word. A tax refund. The Netflix release of the latest season of your favorite series. But life isn’t always about easy. That beautiful day can be followed by a tumultuous storm, washing away everything you cherish. The person who uttered theContinue reading “How To Cultivate Gratitude When Life Bombards You With Lemons”

A Trip to Remember

The original forecast wasn’t that bad –  one night that would dip into the 20s and daytime highs in the 40s with clear skies and no chance of precipitation. Perfect camping and hiking weather. But as we know, what we expect isn’t always what life delivers. In this case, I think the computer that calculatedContinue reading “A Trip to Remember”

But What About the Turkey?!?!

“But what about the turkey?” are always the first words out of my students’ mouths when they hear I’m going camping for Thanksgiving. I laugh and explain to them that as a vegetarian,  a turkey  dinner isn’t exactly a critical concern of mine and that my husband can easily forgo meat for a few days.Continue reading “But What About the Turkey?!?!”

‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the season. The stretch of the year anticipated by some and dreaded by others. It’s the time when family gathers and the lack of family pierces. We bond over memories and rituals and some mourn the loss of traditions. We see the wonder of the season through the eyes of our children and someContinue reading “‘Tis the Season”