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Exercising Mindfulness

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

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When Inspiration Presents Itself

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