Writing Challenge Day 2: Speak with Nature Saturday Today Havarti and I went down to the pond. I found a quiet spot to sit. Havarti talked to the bumblebees and the wildflowers. I sat with my sacred little things, fresh air permeating my lungs. Earth. Fire. Air. Water. As I sat there in the stillness, two dragonflies… Continue reading Speak with Nature Saturday—Dragonflies and Sacred Things
Many people associate springtime with renewal and rebirth, but for me the autumnal equinox is equally as important. It is a time to renew our vows to ourselves, and to let go of what doesn’t serve us. Trees actually go through a process called abscission whereby specialized cells stop sending water to the leaves and the tree… Continue reading Autumnal Equinox: How to Shed What Doesn’t Serve You
This is why I love this education. Sometimes, words are required; but I think the children say it all.
Yesterday I took my students to a rock climbing gym. Then, we blind folded them. Hard, physical work; facing fears; and heightened tactile stimulation. My developmental psychology-trained brain was echoing a resounding YES! I love taking my class to things like this because the truth is: children need to climb. And furthermore, children need to… Continue reading Rock Climbing Blindfolded and Risk-Taking in Children–Hallie & Havarti
I don’t buy salad dressing any more. In fact, most of the time if I’m eating at home I don’t use it at all. Why? I usually add some form of protein to my salads (like salmon, chicken, ground beef, quinoa). I usually fry up the protein first because I love the contrast of cold crispy… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why I Never Buy Salad Dressing
Honestly? It’s been about a year since I was actively engaged in a daily fitness routine. Being a new teacher was a challenge greater than anything I had faced before. I really had no idea what I was getting into. All of my personal habits and rhythms were tested. My social life became as skimpy as Miley Cyrus’ stage… Continue reading Working Out Again and Post-Gym Cuddles
If you don’t already know, I have a dog named Havarti. At 5 lbs, she’s full-grown and has more spunk than Gene Simmons in his prime. She’s peppy, playful, and an extremely snobbish foodie. Today while I was trying to take pictures of my salad for the blog, Havarti literally followed me around the house… Continue reading Havarti Wants Salad (And Attention!)