Working With Teenagers

Some days working with teenagers invigorates me and creates a sense of energy that I can use to get through several days, other times working with teenagers drains me of the energy I had to make it to the next day, leaving exhausted for days on end. Every day working with teenagers I learn something about them, myself, and the world. High school students have a unique perspective on what is happening in the world, their lives, the classroom, and even, yes, their teachers’ lives. They bring such a different look into what is going on. Today my students are … Continue reading Working With Teenagers

The Human Experience

We are so much more than our bodies. Yes, I said it. I know that it is difficult to believe, and hard to remember, but it is true. Our bodies carry our spirits and our spirits are here to learn. We are having a human experience, to grow within. These emotions, these experiences help us to become the people we want to be, will help to create the peace within that we are searching for. Sometimes, it is difficult. When your body hurts, when you have a headache, or something isn’t functioning right it is difficult to remember that we … Continue reading The Human Experience

I Hate Lavender

Now most people would say that is a heavy statement.  I use the word hate, which of course is strong language and I could tone it down I suppose.  If I did tone it down, however, it would not convey the absolute loathing I feel when the perfumes, heavily scented with the frangrant flower billow over my senses. By now you are wondering why I even stated this.  Why should you care?  You should care because this is a post about essential oils.  And no matter who you are, lavender is at the core of essential oils.  Not the lavender … Continue reading I Hate Lavender

Late Nights

Ah the joys of sleep…what are those?  Today, I couldn’t tell you.  After a wonderful evening out, a little shopping, some hanging out with the kids before they went off to do their own thing, up to bed I went.  Hubby turned on a movie I wasn’t even interested in seeing so he could go to sleep and I closed my eyes.  Then I opened them, less than 30 seconds later.  He was already asleep…granted he had worked the night before and had not done any sleeping yet, so I can understand that.  I don’t begrudge him sleeping when he … Continue reading Late Nights

A New Day, A New Start

Every day is a New Day and a New Start.  Never let yourself get so far down that you forget that the chance to start again, with a different attitude, even if it is to the same place, is literally coming in the morning. This is something I have been reminding myself every day for the past few months.  Even as I pull tarot cards, sit at the altar, and continue on my studies at Sacred Mists, I find myself needing the reminder that it isn’t this way everyday.  I make myself feel better by applying for jobs I want, … Continue reading A New Day, A New Start

Thank You Notes

  I was recently reminded that taking the time to hand-write a note of thanks, or thinking of you, is extremely important. Writing connects our bodies to our brains and our brains to our emotions. We often talk of journeying to get our feeling out. Well that shows in what you write. The act of writing a note to someone, even “have a nice day”, makes you smile, makes them smile and reminds everyone that no matter how bad there is someone who cares. The handwriting, the penmanship, the ink color, all bring the emotions and sentiment to life. A … Continue reading Thank You Notes

Write It Down

  Journaling…what does it mean to you? As I have been using my planners and keeping track of things, one of the things that I love most about both planners I am using is that they have review of the week, and daily “what are you excited about” and “what will you improve on” and “wins for today”.  In addition, I bought the Danielle LePorte Planner and I have washi taped the “schedule” section and use it for daily reflection.  The whole set up is designed in such a way that it is perfect for daily journaling. It asks for … Continue reading Write It Down