Yep, that’s the word of the day. It applies to so many things, so wherever you are, apply it to that. For me, it simply meant not calling in a sub and going back to sleep. Although, I think the kids wish I had. I am going to make it through the day, and I am hoping to come again tomorrow, making it the first two days in a row this week. I have not been this sick in years. I’m not sure I’ve ever been this sick when it wasn’t a surgery related incident. I am not sure how … Continue reading Tenacity
It is that time. Samhain has been celebrated in the most glorious of fashions and now we run across the holidays that seem to all be crammed into a tight space. Veteran’s Day was fabulous, with thanks given to those in our lives, and simply to those in general, who served. This is always a favorite of mine as my dad and my father-in-law served, as well as many others I know, and my son is currently serving. After that brief flash of inspiration though, we begin the American Thanksgiving, Yule, Christmas, New Year’s crush of depression, weight of the … Continue reading Holiday Season Blahs
As we sit in our offices, on our couches, in our cars, at our desks, we define ourselves in different ways. These are often simple masks we wear to fit what it is others expect of us, or that we must project based on the situation. All totally understandable, but what happens when you begin to lose who you are to these masks? When you forget to take one mask off before donning another, and they blend to a point where you can’t get out from under either? These are scary questions, as I often feel this way. I have … Continue reading Who Are You?
Today, the DragonFae that showed up was Drystan – the resident bad boy/trickster who is honest about who he is, even when we don’t want to believe him. Reminding us all that not everything is always as it seems, and we have misplaced our faith in someone or in a situation, that is not what we thought it was. This is always a tough one. In my own life, trying to see what he is referring to I am almost at a loss, although my mundane job does lend itself with both situations and people, to this little DragonFae, I … Continue reading Look Beneath the Surface
That is today’s message and daily intention. The message comes from the Oracle of the DragonFae and became a perfect daily intention for a Friday before a 4 day weekend. As we are settling into our morning here, and my 1st period class is almost done until next Wednesday, I decided to reflect on the message of the card I pulled today. Apalala – You are a peaceful being. The DragonFae Apalala and Buddha learned much from one another, including where to focus their energy. Today that message is meant to show us that it is making the peaceful moments … Continue reading You Are A Peaceful Being!
Somehow I cannot seem to get well. While it is just a little head cold this time, it is once again slowing me down. I am so glad I have my #highperformaceplanner from #brendanbruchard so that I can at least stay on track at work, and track what isn’t getting done so that I can get it done once I feel better. We are getting to the end of the semester here, so finals and then grading are going to be my priority for the next week so that at least the job I’m paid for is done. I am … Continue reading Sick Again…
Create space for you to be you! Don’t let the world outside take over everything. Purposefully create a space that is yours alone, that you can breathe in, decompress in, and center in. This is a space that helps you balance, gives you a moment to ground yourself and remember who you are, what is important to you, and why you matter. Never doubt that you are loved, that you are needed, and that you are an integral part of the world. When you begin to, head for that space that you have created for you. Balance, center, ground and … Continue reading Create Space
So the thing is, I always find myself at a loss when someone perceives something I’ve done or said as racist or from their own inherent bias. I try, as a high school teacher especially, to make sure that I am always seeing things from as many angles and sides as I possibly can. Now I will never assume to be able to see things from a different color, that is not even possible. I do know when you come into my classroom though that you will be treated equally to everyone else. With that said, when I have to … Continue reading Create Space…and Time
Brigid has lit the way for us to begin the lighted season of our year. What a wonderful time this will. As we say goodbye to Herne for the moment, and allow him the rest he so deserves, and the candles are lit to guide the light back into the world, we are all getting ready to let go of the shadows and step into the light. If you walk a pagan/Wiccan path then today is the day to bless your candles for the year. The time to give them the energy of the beginning of the light time and … Continue reading Blessed Imbolc….Blessed Candlemas
So, here we are, at the end of January. I am at a conference tomorrow and am not sure how much time I will have or if I will have any time to get a blog post up, so I am reflecting and writing today. It was a great month, a tough month, a look at yourself month, a begin again and then again month. In short, it was a typical January. The good thing about Januarys is that they are followed by Februarys. The shortest month of the year, the best month to keep going, because it is easier … Continue reading End of the month reflection…