The end of September for educators can at times be similar to the mid points of a marathon. Too late to turn around and too far ahead to think about the finish. It can be hard not to compare your journey with others-and something I used to (and still slip into) focusing on in my … Continue reading Getting What You Want Out of Leading and Life.
Marvelous Light-Ellie Holcomb What’s the Mantra? I am not who I once was Defined by all the things I’ve done Afraid my shame would be exposed Afraid of really being known But then you gave my heart a home So I walked out of the darkness and into the light From fear of shame into … Continue reading Musical Mantra: Marvelous Light. Vunerabilty with Melody.
This summer I had Brené Brown’s “Daring Greatly” in my bag on a girls trip-I started in then I stopped. I mean I kind of felt like I was the queen of putting myself out there-rejection or not. In my work life and family life I jump in with both feet-or so I thought. Fast … Continue reading What Brené Brown taught me about triathalons.
So you tried your first day off of technology. If you are anything like me, at times you felt like you left your car keys at home-or had that nagging feeling your were forgetting something. Hopefully halfway through the day you didn’t think about it as much (until you did that unconscious reach for the … Continue reading Do You Need the Sunday Principle? Step Three: Keep Going!
Do you spend more than 80% of you day with your device(s) near your side? Is your smartphone your alarm clock? Do you keep your phone on the table at dinner-or out to eat? Do you treat your devices like your “favorite child?” If you accidentally leave your phone at home/in the car-does minor panic … Continue reading Do you need the Sunday Principle? Step One: The Social Media Detox
We were two days into the family vacation and I was ready for a 40 minute #momcation. I took off for a run in the Smoky Mountain Area-which was a little bit different terrain than the ‘speed bumps’ we call hills in Austin, Minnesota. Ten minutes into the run, full of sweat, and very disappointed … Continue reading It is all down hill from here.