The Classroom

#38 Mindful Human Series: Part II – Why Practicing Mindfulness Is Necessary

In Part 1 of the Mindful Human series, we imagined what the world would be like if it were filled with people who were mindful.  People who paused and responded rather than reacted. People who looked up with a kind smile for you. People who paused to understand rather than made assumptions or judged? I challenged you to decide whether to choose to be a mindful...

Read More

#37 Mindful Human Series: Part 1 – What Mindfulness Is and What It Isn’t

Imagine moving through your day free from worry, being nonjudgmental, and with a kindness in your heart for yourself and others.  People that pay attention and are aware of the world around them and the space they occupy is what our world needs now more than ever.  This is the practice of Mindfulness.   The practice of mindfulness is about the sensory experience.  It’s an awareness of...

Read More

#35 I’m Glad You’re Here

Isn’t it funny where life takes us? If you’re like me, every day you create an agenda, a “to do” list, for what you’d like to accomplish.  Some days you actually make it through that list and other days you wonder why am I even bothering to make one.   I set a goal for myself back in the fall 2017 which was to have all previously...

Read More

#34 The Best Thing About the Last Day of Summer…

….is that you get to look forward to the first day coming again!  In between now and then, we get to enjoy the blessings of many holidays that bring so much love and joy.   No matter what your age or what you do for a living, there is nothing like the first day of school. You’ve experienced it, and whether you’ve enjoyed it or not,...

Read More

#33 A Handful of Quiet

   I bought this lovely book a few years ago when I began teaching fifth grade.  It was my intention to kick the year off with it, but it never happened.  Being new to the elementary school environment, I was barely able to keep my head above water.  As a matter of fact, my head was never above water.  My lips were really, really close to the...

Read More
error: You deserve to be well. You deserve to be whole.