• Well-Being

    Your People, Your Crowd

    As a teacher, I sometimes looked at my high school students and wondered why they spent time with the people they did. Was it the fact that the friend was in the popular crowd? the jocks? the theater geeks? the…

  • Well-Being

    Prioritize Yourself

    Good morning, Monday. Good morning, World. That’s how I’ve been waking up. I open my eyes, look out at the morning sky, and greet the day. Some days, like this morning, I’m awake before dawn. On those days, I close…

  • Well-Being

    My Coffee Mug’s Reminder

    Usually, the morning coffee ritual takes place in a clear, 12 ounce mug, but a couple of weeks ago, I unearthed one of my mugs that had writing on it. For a while, I thought that I grabbed it because…

  • Well-Being

    Not Tomorrow – TODAY!

    It seems like 2018 just rolled into 2019, but last week, I turned the calendar over to August. For years as a student, and then as a teacher, I considered August the beginning of a new year. New school clothes,…

  • Well-Being

    Let Your Dreams Motivate You

    What is it you want to do in life? Go ahead. Brainstorm. Take out that sheet of paper and write down some of the things you want to accomplish in life. Me? I want to share my writing and my…