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Being Thankful on the Darkest Days of the Year

My dad used to ski hard. He skied at the top ten percent of his ability. When I was a kid, he would barrel down the mountain, then stop and wait for me and my mom as we leisurely drifted back and forth across the hill. He always waited for us, but when he was… Continue reading Being Thankful on the Darkest Days of the Year

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The Philosophy Fair

Last spring, I was talking with a 7th grade student about the science fair. At my school we do a Capstone project, that starts with research in 7th grade, and continues to 8th with either experiments or inventions, and then we have a fair in November, with the typical tri-fold display boards. When we introduce… Continue reading The Philosophy Fair

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Let’s talk about mirrors…

Christy the yoga teacher , who has had a huge influence over me the last several years, is a big believer in activating the glutes. Her voice is in my head, saying, “squeeze those cheeks!”  She also used to talk about having a “c-shaped butt” which baffled me, who would want their butt to be concave?… Continue reading Let’s talk about mirrors…

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Just breathe, dangit!

“So, I signed up for this 2-hour professional development class called “Control Your Chaos” and I thought it would be really good for me to control my chaos, so I show up and all they wanted me to do was BREATHE!” my sister-in-law paused. To breathe. I just looked at her, not saying anything. “I’ve… Continue reading Just breathe, dangit!