Last year taking care of my daughter and working at a preschool got me missing working on a computer and doing paperwork. The quiet, the serene. The UNINTERRUPTED mental rhythm. Ahhhh. Well today I’m appreciating paperwork for another reason. I found out yesterday that we need to move next month. Last night I couldn’t wait … Continue reading Pampered by the Predictability of Paperwork
I've written before about how after an impactful session with a client, I often pause afterward and feel a sense of peace, of stillness. I see this as a very spiritual experience. More spiritual than any feeling I've every gotten from organized group prayer (we all get inspired by different things, I suppose). I see … Continue reading Caring: The Language of the Soul
Previously I wrote about school-live balance evolving into work-life balance. I do think schools can do better at helping people have school-life balance, in allowing for time for hobbies and down time. I also know I did play a couple sports and was on college bowl and mock trial and model UN—not all of them … Continue reading School-Life Balance
I have yet to watch the highly-regarding Ted Talk on this topic by Sir Ken Robinson. But this very question evokes so much for me. I have often wondered if I would have started writing if my dad didn't die when I was 21. If I would have blossomed creatively in my 20s, had this … Continue reading Does School Kill Creativity?
As I began my early morning dive into my remote side job, I reminded myself that when this is over I will still be me, and I will have to work toward a calmer, more relaxed inner state. This is a short-term project, one that I have committed a lot of energy, attention, and care … Continue reading Losing Yourself in a Relationship, Losing Yourself in Your Work
Previously I blogged about reducing my hours at my preschool job and wondering what I would end up doing instead. My intention was to have more downtime: for myself, and my toddler daughter too. And I do—that is, when I'm not training to become a water safety instructor in the evening. I guess I'm not … Continue reading My Current Work-Momlife Balance
When I was home all day with my daughter when she was a baby, I would at times feel burnt out. Now, when I spend time with her intermittently throughout the day— early morning, lunch break, and in the later afternoon and evening—I feel more energized when I am with her. We spend cherished time … Continue reading Finding Work-Life Balance as a Mom
Two Fridays ago, my co-workers were saying to each other, "See you Tuesday!" It was a long weekend, MLK day was the following Monday. Sometimes in life certain mundane phrases take on special meaning, and hearing, "See you tuesday!" jolted my mind into childhood memories. My dad always worked late nights—often into the wee hours … Continue reading See You Tuesday!
My co-worker once commented that I could be making the same amount of money working as a part-time nutritionist for fewer hours than I work as an early childhood educator. When I decided to pursue a career in nutrition when I was in college it wasn't for the money, and now, when I am working … Continue reading Why Money Isn’t Everything