Tag Archives: Self-Care

Back in the Swing of Things

I am a child of routine. I like knowing where I’m supposed to be and for how long I’m supposed to be there. It’s part of what makes teaching so appealing. Some people are horrified by timed bells; I am … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Signs of Inclusion & Resistance

Just over six months ago, I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Women’s March in Washington D.C. Just as I felt compelled to attend the March for Women’s Lives in April of 1992, I felt a real … Continue reading

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Books as Escape: Giveaway

Congrats to Steph and Daria! I’m currently finishing Nicole Blades’ new novel The Thunder Beneath Us, and it’s been a great escape from, well, real life. Following Best, the main character, through her personal drama –familial, romantic and work — is … Continue reading

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Self-Care in the Age of Trump

It’s going to be a marathon, folks. And we need you all primed, warmed-up, and ready. Many people have expressed feelings of helplessness and hopelessness to me in recent days. The adrenalin of the immediate aftermath of the election has waned, … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Eastern View

This is our dog seeing the ocean for the first time. Lately, finding moments to replenish the wells of empathy and strength and self-care have been few and far between. If you can’t get away, figure out how to see … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Mr. Rogers’ Version of Heaven

We can get overwhelmed by news, events, horrors, anger, emotion. It’s difficult to realize that in the course of human history, we’re actually doing pretty well right now. Well, maybe except for the climate stuff. But we see so much … Continue reading

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Self-Love: Safe for Work Edition

I’m not going to keep blaming Hurricane Sandy for feeling off-kilter. At some point, I have to take responsibility for this unbalanced, stuffed-calendar, eating Teddy Grahams from the box, sniffing laundry to see if it’s clean, forgetting birthdays, honking at … Continue reading

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