The more you become a connoisseur of gratitude, the less you are a victim of resentment, depression, and despair. Gratitude will act as an elixir that will gradually dissolve the hard shell of your ego--your need to possess and control--and transform you into generous being. The sense of gratitude produces true spiritual alchemy; makes us … Continue reading Gratitude Gets You (almost) Everything
Cubism and The Risk of Vulnerability: Part 2
Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.Brene Brown In a previous post, I shared my deep dive into professional risk-taking when I decided to introduce visual art into the classroom for the first time in twenty-four years as an educator. This is part of the transformation personal awakening … Continue reading Cubism and The Risk of Vulnerability: Part 2
Sh&$ Happens (or Why Destiny Matters)
I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfill our destiny, but our fate is sealed. ~Paulo Coelho Sh#% happens Emerges (for a reason) Admittedly, I struggled this year … Continue reading Sh&$ Happens (or Why Destiny Matters)
Decision Fatigue: Got Some?
As if educators in the twenty-first century are not already charged with a growing responsibility for our learners that includes supporting the acquisition and utilization of self-regulation skills, current neurological research has concluded that in the early years of learning it appears that the 'how' of learning and teaching immensely influence on brain development. Martha … Continue reading Decision Fatigue: Got Some?
Oscillation of Joy
As I continue to look forward to joining the Wildflower School family in September (well, joining isn't exactly the right word, it's more like a homecoming, of sorts), I often discover my thoughts wandering, and pondering, about my new role next year. Will I get it right? Is there an actual getting it right? What … Continue reading Oscillation of Joy
The past week, the school was entertained by The Inferiors, a four-piece band from Kimberly, BC. I have seen a lot of concerts in different genres of music, in different venues, at different times of the year, and among different crowds, but what made this fifty-two minute show in our acoustically-anihilating fifty-four year old gymnasium … Continue reading Givin’ Errr…