Say what???!!! Do those two things even have anything remotely to do with one another. My answer, nope…unless you don’t get one done because you have the other. Mondays have become my meal planner afternoons. My husband always works Monday so it is the perfect shopping time for all the big pieces needed for the week. I usually do the planning part either on my prep at work or when I get home in the afternoon. Today, I was in court until 4:30 (way past my normal be home time), and obviously there was no down time to plan my … Continue reading Meal Planning and Jury Duty
Somedays are just those kinds of days. Yesterday’s blog talked about it…so to create a sense of calm to begin today with dinner was a fun meal and dessert was, fresh made apple pie and vanilla ice cream. It brought that feeling of peace, that moment of sheer clarity when you bit into it. This morning, I am beginning my day with apple pie and coffee. Things are still a mess, but not quite as bad as I thought. We put some new furniture in its place last night, which cleared up the common space it had been stored in, … Continue reading Apple Pie and Ice Cream
Do you ever feel like you are never going to get everything on your list done? Like, there is so much on any given day, and whatever doesn’t get done rolls to the next day, but there is already a list there that would have taken the whole day? I am in that spot. I do not feel like I am ever going to get caught up or have everything done. It seems the dishes are a twice a day chore, which then takes over the spot of something else…and the accomplishment of getting the kitchen all done a … Continue reading Behind…always
Oh yes, the two of them go hand in hand, especially when the wait is prolonged or we want something badly. One of the things that I am working on now, within my own path and my own life, is controlling the anxiety that goes with the anticipation. Anxiety can be crippling. It can cause heart palpitations, sweating, shaking, headaches…all of which can be dealt with fairly easy. However, it can also cause complete shut down for some. The fear of not knowing, literally paralyzes them. Keeps them indoors, creates scenarios that they can’t deal with. There are … Continue reading Anticipation and Anxiety
As a mentor you learn that your guidance comes by helping your seekers on their path with your experience. You can’t force them onto your path. You might give them things that you’ve found helpful and useful, but they have to walk the path they are on. As teachers we try to force kids to learn what we have been told to teach them. They don’t get to choose what they want to learn. We say here read this, learn this and be on our path of learning. We don’t say what would you like to learn and how can … Continue reading Seekers Need to Choose
“The seeker sets the goals in response to their own needs, their own inner calls. Mentors provide the perspective of long experience and study, help seekers understand obstacles, and make suggestions for further progress.” ~ Judy Harrow, Spiritual Mentoring: A Pagan’s Guide When reading this originally it resonated so deeply that I immediately highlighted it and wrote notes on all the people in my life I wanted to send it to. I even sent it off to the Principal of a new type of school, as he doesn’t have teachers, only mentors. It resonated with his vision, with my own … Continue reading What Is Your Role?
I don’t mean make a mistake and see it and move on, rather stop all things that are helpful or important and just…well FAIL! I did this last week. I just didn’t do all the things I had been. I didn’t work out, I didn’t meal plan, I didn’t write blogs, I didn’t cook dinner, I didn’t work on my personal or spiritual studies, I didn’t move. I came to work, worked, and went home and well…sat. Why? I seem to have lost the motivation I had. What caused me to lose the motivation? Was it that I’m tired (because … Continue reading When You Fail
From students to friends to adults. How do we help those who don’t want our help? Such a difficult spot to be in, and there is no good answer. In the Wiccan practice it is unethical to cast a spell of healing or help for someone who has not given permission. In the mundane world we help all the time without permission, even sometimes pushing ourselves into situations just to offer help. Is one better than the other? Is there really a right and wrong? As a teacher of high school students I am constantly placed in situations where … Continue reading Helping Others When They Don’t Want Help