Mindfulness, by definition, is the state of being conscious or aware of something; a mental state that focuses on the present moment, while acknowledging and accepting one’s thoughts and feelings. I am becoming increasingly interested in mindfulness as it applies to my life and my teaching. Over the summer on our family vacation, my sister recommended… Continue reading Exercising Mindfulness
This post will be an abbreviated version of my ongoing investigation and observation of ‘reality’. I realize that the topic can unfold into many paths (perception versus what is actually happening, etc.), so therefor I am going to share a few thoughts on the matter. I will likely revisit this topic in the near future. I… Continue reading Creating Reality
Photo updates! In my recent post, Smiling Moments, I mentioned a family of deer whom I look forward to seeing on my way to work. There are usually five to seven deer on any given day. It just so happens that I also look forward to the chance of seeing them on my way home from work, but I don’t always leave… Continue reading Oh Deer!
There was no school today, so I planned to spend the day running errands, grabbing lunch with my sister, and doing something creative (I know, ‘something creative’ sounds really vague). The first item on my agenda was to have my last name officially changed. Our marriage certificate came in the mail last week, and I planned… Continue reading When Inspiration Presents Itself
“I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.”- Simon and Garfunkel In honor of World Smile Day® (which was yesterday), I wanted to reflect on some of the little things that made me smile throughout the day. I knew nothing about World Smile Day®, until I was on Facebook yesterday morning and it was the… Continue reading Smiling Moments